Unified police: Teen shot in Kearns, suspect at large

Unified Police vehicle. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

KEARNS, Utah, July 8, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officials responded to the scene of a shooting Wednesday evening in Kearns.

“Currently, we have one 18-year-old victim in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries at the hospital and one suspect at large,” said a 7:02 p.m. tweet from UPD.

“We are working with the victim to get additional information. This was not a random incident so we do not believe there is an immediate threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing at this time.”

UPD Detective Kevin Mallory told Gephardt Daily that the victim and shooter were in the victim’s car together when the victim was shot, twice. The shooter then got out of the car and fled on foot, Mallory said.

“The victim got out of the driver’s seat and tried to flag down help before he collapsed,” Mallory said.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, and is in stable condition and expected to survive, Mallory said.

“We believe that the two know each other, and we believe this is an isolated incident,” he said. “The victim is still getting medical treatment, and it’s difficult to interview people when they are being treated at the hospital. We hope we will get that information and proceed with identifying the suspect.”

The shooting happened in the area of 5400 S. Charlotte Ave., a few blocks north of Kearns High School.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as the investigation continues.

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