Unified police investigating after 16 year old shows up at hospital with gunshot wound

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MIDVALE, Utah, Jan. 31, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 16-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle arrived at a Millcreek hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning as Unified Police were investigating a shooting near Midvale Middle School.

Unified Police Department Sgt. Melody Gray told Gephardt Daily that officers were dispatched to the area of the school, at 7852 S. Pioneer St., at 12:37 a.m., after two calls were received of shots fired.

Gray said when officers arrived, no one was in the area, but they did find a blood trail which they followed until it ended. Police also found two shell casings.

A couple hours later, a 16-year-old boy showed up at St. Mark’s Hospital,  at 1200 E. 3900 South,  with a gunshot wound, Gray said. The hospital contacted police, but the boy has been uncooperative with detectives.

Gray said it is likely the teen was the victim that was shot near the school, but detectives are still working to establish that. There is no description of the suspect or suspects at this time.

Investigators will check school surveillance cameras Thursday to see if the incident was captured on film.

Anyone who was in the area of the shooting or has any additional information is asked to call the UPD at 801-743-7000.


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