SLCPD: 2 men shot, critically injured in incident at downtown hotel

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 24, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Two men were shot and critically injured early Tuesday at a downtown hotel, and a woman sustained minor injuries related to the incident.

That’s according to a news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

The incident happened at 230 W. 500 South, the statement says. Dispatch was notified at about 2:05 a.m., and police responded to the scene.

“The shooting happened during a birthday celebration with several people inside a hotel room,” the SLCPD statement says. “Officers found a 24-year-old man in a wheelchair with a gunshot wound. Officers immediately provided first aid.

“Salt Lake City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and provided advanced medical aid. Gold Cross Ambulance took the 24-year-old man to the hospital with critical injuries.

As the investigation continued, officers “learned the relative of a 22-year-old man dropped him off at a hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound.

“Based on evidence from the scene, detectives have determined the 24-year-old man and another person pulled out guns when the shots were fired, and the two men were shot.”

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The men are expected to survive their injuries, the statement says.

The nature of the minor injuries sustained by the 21-year-old woman was not disclosed.


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