Update: Car belonging to 17-year-old Copper Hills High senior located after fatal shooting

Kaylissa O'Leary. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Aug. 26, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have located the vehicle belonging to a 17-year-old girl in Taylorsville who was fatally shot Saturday night.

Unified Police Department Sgt. Melody Gray told Gephardt Daily it was first thought that the victim, Kaylissa O’Leary, a senior at Copper Hills High, was among a group of juvenile partygoers who were playing with a gun Saturday night when she was mortally wounded.

Investigators were initially unsure whether O’Leary died by her own hand and whether it was intentional. They were also unsure if she’d been shot by another person, and whether the act was intentional.

The shooting was first reported in the area of 3142 Havea Circle just after 10:10 p.m., Gray said. When police arrived, they found O’Leary deceased inside the residence.

Police said the partygoers had fled the scene by the time first responders arrived. Officials were told there was a gun at the party; it just isn’t clear who fired it, Gray said.

O’Leary’s car, a blue 2010 Honda Civic with the license plate F9448HG, was also missing.

UPD tweeted Monday morning: “The Honda Civic has been located. No further details on how or where. We are still looking for others who were at the party. Anyone with information is being asked to call Unified Police at 801–743–7000.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.



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