West Valley City police looking for leads after shooting victim drives to gas station for help

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Aug. 31, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police detectives are investigating a shooting Saturday night in which the victim drove himself to a Chevron station and was transported from there to the hospital.

West Valley City Police Lt. Justin Wyckoff told Gephardt Daily a call was received reporting shots fired at about 1840 Parkway Boulevard shortly after 6 p.m.

A few minutes later, the victim, a man in his 30s, pulled into the Chevron station at 3140 S. Redwood Rd. Officers were already at the Chevron, having responded to a different call, and Wyckoff said it’s possible the victim stopped there because he saw the police cars.

The man had been shot at least once while sitting in his Cadillac, which had bullet holes in it.  Wyckoff said he was taken to the hospital by West Valley City Fire Department medical personnel and would likely be released from the hospital later Saturday night.

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Wyckoff said detectives were interviewing the man at the hospital as part of their investigation and no further information was immediately available.

There was one witness, however, to the “shots fired” incident on Parkway Boulevard.

Wyckoff said the witness observed multiple people — apparently the passengers from two cars — fighting on the street.

“As the Cadillac was leaving the area, an unknown silver SUV came behind it and followed it,” Wyckoff said the witness told police. “Then the witness heard shots.”

Officials are working to find the silver SUV as well as the people who were fighting.

Wyckoff said the witness was some distance away from the scene, and the police aren’t sure how the SUV was involved or what the motive could have been for the shooting.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more details become known.


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