Police Investigating After Man Shot, Killed In Salt Lake City
Apr 26, 2021, 5:45 AM | Updated: 1:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Salt Lake City Police Department are investigating after one man was shot and killed near 900 South and 500 West.
Police said the shooting occurred Monday around 5 a.m.
“We are investigating this as a homicide at this time,” said SLCPD Sgt. Keith Horrocks.
The victim was shot once and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officers said he was living in a homeless tent in the area.
One person was killed this morning in a shooting on 9 S and 5 W in Salt Lake City. Police say this person lived in an encampment in the area.
— Morgan Wolfe (@MorganWolfeKSL) April 26, 2021
Police have not released a motive and said the suspect was still at large.
Officers spoke with witnesses and said they were looking for the shooter, along with a dark-colored sedan that was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting.
900 South was closed in both directions while investigators were on scene.
“At this time we don’t believe there is a threat to the community,” Horrocks said. “We believe this was a specific isolated incident.”
We are investigating a homicide in the area of 900 S. 500 W. There is no risk to the public. Please avoid the area. We will Tweet any updates. pic.twitter.com/eqiSWOLc3m
— SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) April 26, 2021