Police ID suspects after ‘gang-related’ shooting in Salt Lake

Daniel James Gonzales. Photos: Salt Lake County; Gephardt Daily

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified two suspects after a Thursday morning shooting in Salt Lake City that police believe was gang-related.

Ricky Arriola and Daniel Gonzalez, both 25, were booked into Salt Lake County Jail and are facing charges of first-degree felony aggravated burglary and second-degree felony discharge of a weapon causing serious injury, Salt Lake City Police Department officials said in a tweet Thursday evening.

Officials are also working to determine if anyone else was involved.

Police responded to the area on a call of “shots fired” near the Jordan River Parkway just after 9 a.m., then heard additional shots that led them to the area of 500 N. Redwood Road.

The victims, males believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, were found outside a residence. One was critically injured and the other was in fair condition, said Sgt. Brandon Shearer, Salt Lake Police Department. The two were transported to a hospital.

SLCPD added in the tweet Thursday evening that one of those victims remains in critical condition, while the other has been released from the hospital.

“It appears we have what could have been a home invasion of some kind,” Shearer said at the scene. “There were three witnesses here at the scene, as well as a witness that followed a vehicle leaving the area, pursuing it to the area of 1700 N. Redwood Road before losing it.

“We were able to later locate two individuals who had been in that vehicle, and they were found in that area, on foot,” Shearer said.

“So we do have two suspects in custody at this time, and we are also trying to determine if there may have been anyone else involved.”

Police remained on the scene to process evidence, which included the door, which appeared to be forced open, and shell casings going down the street, Shearer said.

“It does appear this is gang-related,” he said.


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