One man dead, second critically wounded in Salt Lake City shooting

Police investigators on the scene of late night shooting that killed one man and critically wounded another outside a small store at 203 E. Hampton Ave. in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 31, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — One man is dead and another in critical condition after a late night shooting Wednesday in Salt Lake City.

According to Salt Lake City Police Lt. C. Valencia, officers were called to 203 E. Hampton Ave. about 11:50 p.m. with reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived they came upon a group of people who were screaming that two men had been shot in front of a corner market, Valencia said.

Police attempted to render first aid, but one of the men died at the scene. The second was taken to the University of Utah Hospital in critical condition.

Valencia said the shooting took place when a man stepped from a gray Nissan Altima which had been seen in the neighborhood and fired seven to 10 shots toward the victims. It’s unclear exactly who was the intended target.

Police say between six and 10 people witnessed the shooting. Valencia described them as “distraught.”

Homicide detectives were canvassing the neighborhood, looking for additional witnesses and possible surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses.

Gephardt Daily will update the breaking story as more information becomes available.


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