Gunman opened fire into crowd in Salt Lake City park, injuring 2
The suspected gunman was arrested on Tuesday, police said.
Two people were shot and injured Monday by a man who opened fire at a crowd during a late-night soccer game at a park in Salt Lake City.
The gunman left the scene and remained out of custody overnight Monday, but Salt Lake City Police said later Tuesday afternoon that the suspect had been arrested.
According to police, the first shots were reported around 7:30 p.m. at 17th South River Park, 1150 W. 1700 South. When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses reported a man rode into the park on a bicycle and fired multiple shots at a parked pickup truck. He then turned and fired multiple shots into the crowd at the soccer field, then rode away on his bike before getting into a vehicle.
Not only was the 21-year-old man shot, but a few hours later — around 10 p.m. — officers found a second person dead in a field south of the shooting. He is believed to have run out of the park before collapsing; he was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Police have released little information about the shooting but reported that about 30 people – including “children and youth” – were either attending the football game or watching from the sidelines as the man opened fire.
The suspected gunman, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, could not be immediately identified.