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Cemetery shooting may be tied to teen killing, police say

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

FILE – Family and buddies of a 16-year-old boy mourn his demise all over a vigil in South Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

TAYLORSVILLE — A weekend shooting at a cemetery may be attached to the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old in South Salt Lake, police say.

Three other folks had been visiting a grave at Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when somebody inside of a four-door, black sedan that was once riding in the course of the cemetery fired a number of rounds, placing an 18-year-old guy visiting the grave, in accordance to police.

The guy was once taken to an area health facility in critical situation. As of Tuesday, no arrests have been made.

Unified police have showed that the gravesite being visited was once that of 16-year-old Alan Hernandez Lopez, who was once gunned down on Feb. 13 whilst he was once strolling house from college close to 300 East and 3100 South. Police consider Joshua Jaeshawn Park, 20, drove by means of Lopez and the 2 exchanged rival gang indicators. That brought about Park to flip round and shoot Lopez, killing him, in accordance to police.

Since that incident, South Salt Lake police have replied to a number of calls of pictures fired.


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On Saturday, Patrick Andrews, 24, was once shot and killed whilst at a birthday celebration on the Mountain Shadows Apartments, 3825 S. 700 West. Two others had been additionally shot and injured. Isaiah Lucas, 20, was once arrested for investigation of irritated homicide.

Early Monday, police had been referred to as to two flats at 2235 S. 440 East on a record of pictures fired. Eight shell casings had been discovered, and a automobile and two flats had been hit, however no accidents had been reported, in accordance to South Salt Lake police.

Detectives have now not stated whether or not they consider the opposite shooting incidents are attached.

Anyone with details about any of the incidents is requested to name police at 801-840-4000.

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