Police investigate mysterious fatal shooting in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade District

Salt Lake City Police investigators on the scene of a deadly shooting near 640 N. Darwin Street in Salt Lake's Marmalade District. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a fatal overnight shooting in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade District.

SLCPD Lt. Dave Cracroft told Gephardt Daily police were called to the area a couple of blocks north of the State Capitol about 12:40 a.m. with multiple reports of shots fired.

Police searched the neighborhood before finally locating the crime scene in a makeshift parking area near 640 N. Darwin Street.

Once there, police found numerous shell casings and possible other evidence, including footprints and tire tracks.

Cracroft said investigators were on the scene about 1:15 a.m. when they received a call from Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful saying a male had arrived at their facility suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Police later learned the shooting victim — whose name has yet to be released — had died from his injuries.

Salt Lake City Police investigators on the scene of a deadly shooting near 640 N. Darwin Street in Salt Lake’s Marmalade District. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

Investigators have few leads in the deadly incident, which took place in an area where people were known to park and watch the city lights.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Salt Lake City Police.

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