According to the UHP, the shooter could not be found.
A day after two innocent bystanders were killed in a traffic accident in Utah County, another person was shot and injured in another traffic accident in Davis County, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Around 2:15 p.m. Monday, UHP received reports of a person on a motorcycle brandishing a gun while traveling northbound on Interstate 15 near the Layton Hills Mall, followed by reports that gunfire had been fired.
According to UHP, a person in a car in the HOV lane was injured by someone on a motorcycle in the lane directly to the right of the car. It’s unclear if the shooter was the motorcyclist or a passenger in the vehicle, but police said they believe the shooting was due to street noise.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment as the injuries were not life-threatening.
The motorcyclist and passenger could not be found. UHP is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 801-965-4518.
The shooting happened a day after two Utahns were killed near Eagle Mountain when their car was hit head-on by a pickup truck and the truck driver lost control after hitting another car.
According to UHP, Rodney Michal Salm, 48, of Salt Lake City, and his passenger, Michaela Himmleberger, 47, of Holladay, were “completely uninvolved in the road traffic incident” until the truck crashed into their car, killing them.
The truck driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation into the accident is ongoing and charges are pending against the truck driver.