Gang units investigating after 2 shots-fired calls in one night in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Gang units are investigating after police responded to two separate shots-fired calls overnight on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

The first incident occurred in the area of 1135 W. Modesto Ave. at approximately 11 p.m., said a news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

“Police were called to the area on reports of shots being fired,” the news release said. “Officers located several shell casings in the street. An unoccupied vehicle had been struck twice by gunfire.”

No other objects or people had been struck.

The second incident occurred in the area of 950 W. 400 South just before 2:05 a.m. Sunday.

“Two cars were seen parked side by side just before the shots were fired; the two cars left the area immediately following the shots,” a news release from SLCPD said. “A party in the area attended by multiple gang members may have been the target.”

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Shell casings were found but no objects or people were struck by the gunfire, officials said.

Gang units are conducting both investigations. It’s not thought the two incidents are related.

To share information about either incident, please call the SLCPD on 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous, text crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip. The reference number in the first case is 19-103105 and the second isĀ 19-103146.

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