Police ID 47-year-old woman shot, killed by outside gunfire while inside her Salt Lake City home

Salt Lake City police responded to the scene of an early morning shooting, turned fatal, on Harrison Avenue. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner/@SMilner8

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 47-year-old woman is dead after she was shot in her eastside residence in Salt Lake City on Friday morning.

Police later identified the victim as Wanyun Judd.

Detective Keith Horrocks, Salt Lake City Police Department, said a call of shots fired came to dispatch at 6:24 a.m. The crime scene was 54 E. Harrison Ave., just east of 1100 East, southeast of Emerson Elementary.

“We had officers in the area who heard the shots, and were able to respond pretty quickly to the scene,” Horrocks said at the scene.

“We had a 47-year-old female who was inside the residence who was hit by gunfire. She was transported to a local hospital with very critical injuries, and has subsequently succumbed to those injuries.”

Early evidence suggests the Judd was shot through her window. A vehicle sped away from the scene.

“We know the vehicle drove eastbound through the alley,” Horrocks said. “It went up to State, then went southbound on State.”

Officers don’t have a good description of the vehicle, Horrocks said, asking anyone who may have seen it or know anything about the crime to please call police at 801-799-3000.

Horrocks said he doesn’t believe the general public is in danger from the shooter.

“Anytime a gun is discharged in the city, that’s a concern for us,” he said. “We don’t believe anyone is in danger at this time.”

The immediate area will be closed to traffic during the first hours of the investigation, he said.



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