Woman wounded, 4 suspects in custody after shots fired through wall at Midvale apartment complex

Unified police officers respond to a call of shots fired at the Calaveras Apartments in Midvale, April 16, 2017. Photo: Gephardt Daily/SLC Scanner

MIDVALE, Utah, April 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Four people are in custody — two of them juveniles — after a woman was shot and wounded at a Midvale apartment complex early Sunday morning.

Unified Police Department spokesman Lt. Brian Lohrke told Gephardt Daily that at about 2:15 a.m., officers at the Midvale precinct heard gunshots coming from the nearby Calaveras Apartments at 7940 Main St.

When officers arrived, they came upon what they described as a gang party in one of the units.

Police were in the process of questioning party-goers when a call for an ambulance came from the apartment next door.

Once inside, officers found a 31-year-old woman with a bullet wound to the tip of her finger. They say she appeared to have been shot through the wall while lying on a couch. The bullet missed her head by inches.

Unified police officers respond to a call of shots fired at the Calaveras Apartments in Midvale April 16 2017 Photo Gephardt DailySLC Scanner

She was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray in fair condition.

A woman who was shot in the hand when a stray bullet passed through her apartment wall is taken to the hospital by Midvale medical personnel Photo Gephardt DailySLCScanner

Two of the shooting suspects — Fernando Zavala, 23 and Giovanni Zavala, 20 — have been booked into the Salt Lake County jail on charges of felony discharge of a weapon, aggravated assault and obstruction of justice.

Two other suspects — both 17-year-olds — face charges in juvenile court.

Police say they have yet to recover the weapon used in the shooting and that the defendants are being uncooperative.


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