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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

JANUARY 19, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Investigating Shooting in Liberty Well Neighborhood 

SALT LAKE CITY — Officers and detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department are investigating a shooting in the Liberty Wells neighborhood that injured a 40-year-old man.

This investigation started at 7:38 pm. on Friday, January 19, 2024, when SLC911 received calls about a shooting near 180 East Kensington Avenue

Officers arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound. Officers provided emergency first aid.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital.

The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening at this time.

Officers have determined multiple shots were fired by an unknown person or persons.

At least one bullet hit a nearby house. No one inside the home was hurt.

Witnesses told officers the suspect or suspects left westbound on Kensington Avenue in a car. A description of the car is not available.

No arrests have been made, but based on the preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be an imminent danger to the community.

Anyone with information about this investigation should call 801-799-3000 and reference case 24-14827.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

A photo from the scene is being released. Media may use this photo with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Photo: A SLCPD SUV parked on scene of a shooting near 1500 South and 150 East (SLCPD photo, January 19, 2024).

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