No injuries reported after shots fired at Provo Missionary Training Center security booth


Police are investigating after the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds into the Provo Missionary Training Center security booth, according to a tweet from the Provo Police Department

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. — Provo Police (@ProvoPolice) August 3, 2020

“We are grateful that the shooting this morning at the Provo Missionary Training Center did not result in physical injury,” Church spokesman Eric Hawkins told Church News. “The investigation of this incident is being handled by the Provo City Police Department, and questions related to details, motive or any other information should be directed to them.”

According to Church News,  the Provo MTC is closed currently to new missionaries but it remains open for limited administrative operations. Since March 16, no new missionaries have reported to the missionary training center in Provo, as directed by a letter from the First Presidency. After a March 20 announcement that all missionary training centers worldwide would stop receiving new missionaries, Deseret News reported that missionaries currently in the MTC would either leave to travel to their mission or return home to self-isolate. Missionaries have been trained through a virtual MTC since March. 

The Provo Police Department has asked that anyone with information regarding this morning's incident contact investigators at (801) 852-7315 or email

Lead image: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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