SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating what they believe was a gang-related shooting in Salt Lake City early Friday morning.
SLCPD Lt. Dave Cracroft told Gephardt Daily a 38-year-old man riding in an SUV was wounded in the gunfire on Redwood Road about 2 a.m. Cracroft said the shooting was the result of an argument over a stolen car, which, ironically, none of those involved in the incident actually owned.
Cracroft said the parties had met moments prior to the shooting at a 7-Eleven located at 1285 N. Redwood Road. The confrontation grew in intensity before people drove off, he said.
“They all got in their vehicles and left. A short while later a silver Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer pulled up next to a white Dodge Durango and began firing.”
The man inside the Durango was shot in the arm. He was taken to Intermountain Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Cracroft said.
Investigators found four or five bullet holes in the Durango, but no one else was hit.
Detectives were examining surveillance video from 7-Eleven to try and identify those who may have been involved.
Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.