Update: Tooele police searching for witness to accidental shooting that left teen in critical condition

Dylan Aragon. Photo Courtesy: Tooele City Police Department

TOOELE, Utah, July 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Tooele police are searching for a person they believe was a witness to an accidental shooting that left a 14 year old in critical condition earlier this month.

Tooele City Police spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Hansen told Gephardt Daily the shooting was first reported about 1 p.m. July 1 in the area of Mobile Avenue (400 South) and American Way (650 West).

The 14 year old was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police then obtained a search warrant to enter the home.

“It appears to be an accidental and self-inflicted gunshot wound,” a news release from Tooele City Police Department on Facebook Monday said.

The victim remains in a Salt Lake area hospital in stable condition.

Officials are currently looking for Dylan Aragon, who they believe was in the room when the shooting occurred.

Police said on Facebook Aragon is considered a witness. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Tooele County Dispatch at 435-882-5600.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as information is released.


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