2 dead, 1 wounded in Kearns shooting, rollover crash

Unified Police on the scene of a shooting and crash that left 2 dead, 1 seriously injured at 5400 S. 5280 West in Kearns. Photo: Gephardt Daily

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KEARNS, Utah, Sept. 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people are dead and two others hospitalized after a shooting and crash Tuesday night in Kearns.

According to witnesses, a blue pickup truck with two people inside opened fire at a pedestrian walking near 5400 South and 5280 West about 7:30 p.m.

The truck was speeding away when it struck a white passenger vehicle and then flipped and rolled into the yard of a nearby home.

When Unified Police officers arrived they found two people dead inside the white passenger car and a seriously injured 19-year-old male inside the blue pickup.

First responders also found a pedestrian who suffered a gunshot wound to the back.

Investigators say it’s unclear if the people inside the car caught up in the actual shooting or had been killed in the crash.

A second person was seen fleeing the truck prompting police to conduct a search of the neighborhood.

The chain of events leading up to the shooting and crash are unclear, although police believe it was gang-related.

Gephardt Daily has a crew on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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