Man flown to hospital after shooting in Grantsville

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GRANTSVILLE, Utah, Sept. 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was flown by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital after an early morning shooting in Grantville.

Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call at the mobile home park located at 520 W. Clark St. at approximately 4 a.m., said a Facebook post from Grantsville City Police Department.

“Upon arrival, officers located a male subject lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound,” the news release said. “Medical arrived on scene and Grantsville officers with the help of Tooele County Sheriff’s Office began searching for the shooter. The individual was located hiding in the backyard, crouched behind a shed.”

The suspected shooter was taken into custody without incident, and the person who was shot was transported by the AirMed helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital. 

“After the scene was secured, detectives began investigating the incident,” the news release said. “A warrant was issued and served on the residence. Both individuals currently reside at the residence. Prior to being shot, the person who sustained a gunshot wound wielded a club and attempted to assault the homeowner. The homeowner then used a firearm to defend himself.”

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The individual who sustained a gun shot wound is currently in stable condition at an area hospital.

After collecting the gun and interviewing multiple parties involved, detectives determined that the firearm was stolen recently from a location in Grantsville, the news release said. The individual admitted to stealing the firearm the day prior. After further investigation it appears drugs may have been a contributing factor.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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