In the early hours of Monday morning, an unidentified driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds into the main security booth at the entrance of the Provo Missionary Training Center. The shooting took place at 2:28 a.m. and it is unclear if any guards were in the booth at that time. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said no injuries have been reported and released the following statement:
“We are grateful that the shooting this morning at the Provo Missionary Training Center did not result in physical injury.”
Police are on location investigating the scene. No more information is available at this time, including possible motives or the identity of the suspect. If you have any possible information on this incident, please contact Detective Campbell with the Provo Police Department by emailing email@example.com or calling 901-852-7315. The Provo Police Department first reported on this story by releasing the following tweet.
At 2:28 am on Monday August 3, 2020, the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds at the Main MTC security booth at 900 East in Provo, UT.
Police are on the scene and investigating. pic.twitter.com/KBUvIIaCqw
— Provo Police (@ProvoPolice) August 3, 2020
Representative John Curtis said on Twitter, “I have full faith in Provo’s leaders to investigate last night’s shooting at the MTC and will continue to monitor the situation/do my part to keep Provo safe.”
In March 2020, the Provo Missionary Training Center closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No missionaries are currently on-site and staff is limited. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who would have entered the Provo MTC are currently being trained by video conference calls. No details about the possible reopening of the facility have been announced.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.