Suspect Identified In November West Valley Park Shooting

Police have identified the suspect, Oscar Balderrama, 18, in a November shooting in a West Valley City Park that left two injured.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Feb. 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified the suspect in a November shooting in a West Valley City Park that left two injured.

West Valley City Police Department spokesperson Roxeanne Vainuku Wednesday said investigators have identified the shooter as 18-year-old Oscar Valdiviezo Balderrama. Charges of aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm have been filed and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Vainuku said officers from the WVCPD responded to Scottsdale Park, located at 3755 W. 3100 South, on Nov. 1 at approximately 4:50 p.m. on a report of shots fired.

A 20-year-old male was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition, with bullet wounds to his torso. A 17-year-old male was in fair condition with wounds to one of his arms.

Vainuku said in a news release: “Officers located evidence indicating a shooting had occurred and subsequently conducted interviews with two victims who had been transported to an area hospital.”

She said Balderrama is known to frequent the West Valley area and also has ties in Tooele County and Colorado.

The WVCPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating Balderrama. Anyone with information is asked to call 801-840-4000.






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