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Two men found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in Sandy

UPDATE: Police have confirmed both men who were found dead at a Sandy home died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department said the victims are a man and a boy and they are related.

“There was an argument between two males, and one male took his life and the other followed suit and took his life as well,” said Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department.

The man called 911 after the first shooting, but when police, arrived both victims had self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Police did not release their identities.

Suicide prevention resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or exhibiting warning signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Utah Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, which is answered 24/7/365 by crisis counselors at Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

You can also text TALK to 741741 and parents, students, and educators can download the SafeUT app chat or call 833-3SAFEUT to connect with a licensed crisis counselor.

Additional resources

  • Parents, students, and educators can download the SafeUT app chat or call 833-3SAFEUT to connect with a licensed crisis counselor.
  • First responders, including firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, and healthcare professionals, can chat with a crisis counselor at no cost 24/7/365 by downloading the SafeUT Frontline app and members of the National Guard can access help through the SafeUTNG app.
  • For non-crisis situations, when you need a listening ear as you heal and recover from a personal struggle, call the Utah Warm Line at 1-833 SPEAKUT 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • At Huntsman Mental Health Institute, women can access maternal mental health services including birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • LiveOnUtah.org, a campaign by the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition offers suicide prevention training and has resources for faith-based groups, youth, LGBTQ+, and Employers.

Other community-based organizations that provide suicide prevention services, support groups, mental health education, counseling services and support:

Additional crisis hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-226-4433
  • Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Original story continues below.


SANDY, Utah — Police are investigating after a shooting left two men dead in a Sandy neighborhood late Tuesday night.

Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department said officers responded to the home near 9050 Club Oaks Drive and found both victims.

“Our officers did perform live-saving efforts,” Swensen said. “However medical personnel did arrive and told them that both males were decreased.”

Swensen said there are no outstanding suspects and there is no threat to the public.

Investigators were on scene working to determine what led up to the shooting, and police did not release the victims’ names, if there was any relationship between the two or if they lived at the home.

Swensen said witnesses were cooperating with investigators.

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