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January 24, 2023


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SLCPD Investigating Shooting, Three Injured

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a shooting at a downtown hotel that critically injured two men, both of whom are expected to survive.

A third victim, a 21-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries related to the incident.

The shooting happened during a birthday celebration with several people inside a hotel room. There is no threat to the community.

This investigation started at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, when SLC911 received information that two people were shot at a hotel located at 230 West 500 South.

Salt Lake City patrol officers were in the area and immediately responded.

Officers found a 24-year-old man in a wheelchair with a gunshot wound. Officers immediately provided first aid.

Salt Lake City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and provided advanced medical aid. Gold Cross Ambulance took the 24-year-old man to the hospital with critical injuries.

As officers continued the investigation, they learned the relative of a 22-year-old man dropped him off at a hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound.

Based on evidence from the scene, detectives have determined the 24-year-old man and another person pulled out guns when the shots were fired, and the two men were shot.

During the shooting, a 21-year-old woman received minor injuries.

Detectives from the SLCPD’s Robbery and Violent Crimes Squad responded to the scene. They are working with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether any criminal charges are appropriate.

Three photos from the scene are being released. Media may use these photos with proper credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

A police car with the lights on parked on the shoulder of the road

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