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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
August 13, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Investigating Shooting, 1 Person Seriously Injured
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a shooting that seriously injured a 17-year-old male.
This investigation started at 2:19 a.m. on Sunday August 13, 2023, when an officer assigned to the Liberty Patrol Division heard multiple gunshots being fired near his location of Wood Avenue and Major Street. The officer saw several cars and people quickly leaving the area. The officer started checking for any suspects, victims, and witnesses. Officers found multiple shell casings on the ground at 1485 South Major Street.
Shortly after 3 a.m., officers learned someone dropped off a 17-year-old male at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The circumstances to the shooting remain under investigation.
Based on the preliminary investigation, officers believe someone started shooting towards several people on South Major Street. Two of the people started shooting back.
Officers have identified the two people who shot back. Both are cooperating with the investigation.
No arrests have been made.
It is not known who shot the 17-year-old male. His role in the incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case, including surveillance video, or photos or cellphone video, capturing the events before, during, and after the shooting, should call 801-799-3000.
No photos from the scene are available.