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Police provide update in deadly shooting near Hunter High School

Jan 21, 2022, 9:43 PM | Updated: 11:17 pm
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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police have released new details in the shooting of three teens near Hunter High School last week.

Officials with the West Valley City Police Department shared on social media Friday that the third victim “remains hospitalized but is making significant improvements.”

Ephraim Asiata, 15, is the only one who survived the shooting on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Tivani Lopati, 14, and Paul Tahi, 15, were both killed.

Police also shared information about the gun that was used in the deadly shooting.

“We have traced the gun believed to have been used in the shooting back to its original sale. That sale occurred in the state of Utah in 2013. Further investigation is underway to determine what path the gun took to end up becoming involved in this incident,” read a tweet from the WVCPD.

The last update provided by police Friday is that the suspect and three victims, as well as the other teens that have been questioned, are all students of Hunter High School.

“Work is still underway to establish the timeline of events and the circumstances that led up to the shooting,” police wrote in a tweet.

The 14-year-old accused of shooting the three teens appeared in court for the first time Wednesday.

State prosecutors say they want him to be tried as an adult in this case.

State prosecutors want teen accused in shooting near Hunter High to be tried as adult

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Police provide update in deadly shooting near Hunter High School