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July 10, 2022


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SLCPD Investigating Assault, One Person Critically Hurt

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating an assault that critically injured a 34-year-old man.

This investigation started at 1:51 a.m. on Sunday July 10, 2022 when SLC911 received information about an assault in-progress at 149 West Pierpont Avenue.

SLCPD officers were already in the area and immediately responded. When officers arrived, they found a chaotic scene with more than 100 people on the streets, with more exiting the nearby entertainment venues. Officers identified a large fight and attempted to disperse the crowds.

Officers received assistance from a private security company and Salt Lake County sheriff deputies.

Due to the size and volatility of the crowds, SLCPD requested additional patrol officers respond.

At 2 a.m., officers on scene heard multiple shots being fired in the area.

Officers immediately began searching for the shooter and to check for any gunshot victims.

While searching, officers located a 34-year-old man on the ground suffering from critical injuries. Officers began immediate life-saving efforts.

Paramedics could not immediately determine the cause of the man’s injuries while on scene. Paramedics transported him to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries where he remains.

Doctors have confirmed the man was not shot and was likely punched by an unknown person during the fight. No arrests have been made.

Due to the severity of his injuries, the SLCPD Homicide Squad responded to the scene.

As the events unfolded, many witnesses left before police could get witness statements.

The SLCPD is asking that anyone with information on this case, including people with photos or videos of the events leading up to, during and after to please call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-129894.

For several weeks now, the Salt Lake City Police Department has staffed additional patrol shifts around Pierpont Avenue and West Temple as part of a proactive crime reduction approach. The department has met with the owners of several entertainment venues in the area to help mitigate and prevent future violence. Those efforts are ongoing.

A SLCPD PIO responded to the scene to provide media and community members updates.

A photo from the scene is being released.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.