WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, July 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — West Valley City Police have confirmed that the gravely wounded victim in a shooting early Sunday morning has died.
Ninteen-year-old Neko Jardine was mortally wounded at about 12:10 a.m. Sunday when he and two other young men were confronted by unknown suspects outside a home near 5600 West and 4300 South.
Early Sunday, WVCPD Lt. Shane Matheson told Gephardt Daily that the victim, later identified as Jardine, was shot in the neck, chest and abdomen and was taken by a friend to the hospital, where he immediately underwent surgery.
The police tweeted Sunday evening that Jardine had died, but no further details were made available.
In this same incident, a 17-year-old male was shot three times in the legs and an 18-year-old male had a large cut on his arm. Both of those victims were transported by ambulance to the hospital, where they were treated for their injuries and released.
The call initially came in as a drive-by shooting, but police believe the shooting also involved some sort of confrontation or altercation.
Detectives have been talking with witnesses who heard the shots and saw a white, older model Ford Mustang and a red or maroon Nissan Altima leaving the area.
“Investigators continue to work diligently on this case, but at this time, do not have a suspect/suspects identified,” the WVCPD tweet said. “Anyone with information is asked to please call 801-840-4000.”