Police investigating after 16-year-old shot, wounded in West Valley City

Police are investigating after a juvenile was shot in the thigh in West Valley City on Thursday evening. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Nov. 2, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating after a juvenile was shot in the thigh in West Valley City on Thursday evening.

The shooting happened in the area of 5600 W. 4100 South at approximately 6:45 p.m., West Valley City Police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku told Gephardt Daily.

The juvenile was walking with friends when a red passenger car containing at least three people traveling on 4100 South slowed, and the occupants started some sort of dialogue with the pair, Vainuku said.

A passenger in the backseat of the car then fired several shots, and the juvenile was hit in the thigh. The suspect vehicle fled eastbound on 4100 South.

The victim was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The only description police have of the shooter is that he was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and had a bandanna over his face.

Police have interviewed numerous witnesses who were at the scene, Vainuku said, and are completing gathering evidence in the area.

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

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