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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

DECEMBER 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Investigating Shooting in Downtown, 1 Person Hurt

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in one person being hurt.

Tips from our community are being requested as no arrests have been made.

This investigation started at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, when SLC911 received information about a shooting at a convenience store near 400 East 200 South.

Officers arrived and found the victim with a gunshot wound. Gold Cross and Salt Lake City Fire took the man to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers are still in the early stages of their investigation and are working to determine the motive.

Initially, officers had reason to believe the shooting may have occurred during a robbery.

However, after further investigative work, officers now believe the shooting may have occurred after a potential argument between the victim and suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

Officers searched the area for the suspect but could not find him.

A specific suspect description is not available for release.

While the motive to this shooting remains under investigation, overall violent crime, and specifically aggravated assaults, in Salt Lake City are both down 11% across the city for 2023 as of December 18, 2023.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 801-799-3000 or submit an anonymous tip using the City Protect App.

and reference case number 23-288062.

No photos from the scene are available for release.

 

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