Man Shot Walking Down Street During Drive-By Shooting In Taylorsville

A man was shot twice as he walked down the street in Taylorsville Sunday morning. Photo: Gephardt Daily Staff

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, July 17, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Taylorsville sent a man to the hospital with two gunshot wounds.

Unified Police Lt. Lex Bell said the shooting occurred at about 12:30 a.m. as the man was walking near the intersection of 5400 South and Heath Avenue.

“As the man walked down the side of the road, and older gray or white ’90s style classic Cadillac with large chrome wheels pulled up to him and fired multiple rounds at him,” Bell said.

“The victim was shot twice in the leg, and other rounds hit a house and camping trailer.”

Bell said the victim, bleeding fairly heavily, walked two blocks, stopped on the porch of an acquaintance, and called 911.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

“The victim is being uncooperative and will not provide any information,” Bell said.

“No one else is willing to cooperate with officers either, so we are currently just trying to find the suspects.”

Bell said investigators believe the victim was involved in an earlier domestic violence case where police called because a man was seen punching a woman.

“When officers arrived, the woman denied being hit and the man had already left, but we do think this is the same man involved,” Bell said.

“We are not sure if it has to do with the domestic issue or if it was gang related. The victim does some gang ties.”

Bell said the suspects appear to have intended to kill the victim as they fired six to seven rounds at him.

Police are now searching for the vehicle described in the incident. Anyone with information on the vehicle description or the incident is asked to call the Unified Police at 801-743-7000.


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