Teenager shot near Meadows Park in SLC; one juvenile in custody

Oct 6, 2022, 7:43 PM | Updated: Oct 7, 2022, 6:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating a shooting involving a group of juveniles at a Salt Lake City park  Thursday evening.

According to Salt Lake City Police Department spokesman Brent Weisberg, the two juveniles got into a fight near Meadows Park at approximately 6:19 p.m.

Officers scrambled to the park, located at 1920 W. 400 North, on the report that someone had been shot.

“There was some sort of fight between two individuals at the Meadows Park, and that resulted in firearms being taken out and at least one of those guns being fired, ultimately wounding that teenager,” Weisberg said.

Police said family members rushed the wounded teen to the hospital while officers spread out for blocks around Redwood Road and began to track down those responsible.

“We have one person in custody. That is a teenager as well,” Weisberg said. “And we have recovered a gun as part of this investigation.”

At least one person, investigators say, remains on the run following a chain of events involving at least two guns.

“This is a problem that we have seen throughout the country,” Weisberg explains. “Juveniles having access to firearms and being willing to use those firearms.”

Officers said they don’t want to see another shooting like this in one of these neighborhoods.

“To have firearms and use them in an illegal manner and to have a teenager injured, that is really concerning for the Salt Lake City Police Department,” Weisberg said.

Investigators said it’s preliminary, but they believe this may have been gang-related.

Police are looking for one more juvenile suspect and ask them to turn themselves in.

“To that person, again, this person is a minor, a teenager. So if they see anything on social media about this case, we want that person to turn themselves in,” Weisberg said.

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Teenager shot near Meadows Park in SLC; one juvenile in custody