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Police Looking for Leads in Deadly Shooting

Police Looking for Leads in Deadly Shooting

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Tonya Papanikolas Reporting Police are working all the leads they have to try to find out more information on a triple shooting in South Salt Lake yesterday. One man was killed, and two women were critical injured.

A witness saw two men leaving the home; one was carrying a gun.

Police are looking for a car that may be tied to the shooting. Someone saw a beige or creme Cadillac Deville with Arizona license plates leaving around the time of the shooting. Troopers thought they had a possible suspect car along I-15 in Centerville this afternoon. Troopers pulled over a car matching the description, but it turned out there was no connection.

Police Looking for Leads in Deadly Shooting

Officers also conducted an interview with at least one of the women in the hospital this morning. They're still trying to find out everything they can, though they're taking a little criticism.

Police say they pulled a lot of evidence from the home, and crime scene technicians are working hard to see if it sheds any light on the shooting.

Captain Tracy Tingey, with the South Salt Lake Police Department, said, "We're pulling out all the stops. We're communicating with other agencies, trying to find out if they have any information, running the victims' names."

Police Looking for Leads in Deadly Shooting

The woman who rents the home, though, says the department isn't doing enough. She called Eyewitness News early this morning to tell us police never contacted her after the shooting. "I'm on file with South Salt Lake Police as the renter of the property. They did not even contact the owner of the property," Shannon Snider told KSL.

Captain Tingey said, "We're in the process of trying to determine if there was a breakdown in communications in regard to that."

Shannon Snider is out of town for work, but she says her sister-in-law was house-sitting for her yesterday. "I had a call from the neighbor from behind who jumped the fence to help," she said.

Snider learned from that call her sister-in-law was one of the victims. Though the woman is in critical condition at the hospital, Snider says she's doing OK. "She's stable, but the dog that was killed was her companion animal."

Police Looking for Leads in Deadly Shooting

Snider says the other two shooting victims were friends of her sister-in-law. Though she doesn't know who they were, she said she doesn't believe any of them would be involved in drugs or gangs. "I know for a fact that none of that went on in my home," Snider said.

South Salt Lake police say they still don't have a motive for the triple shooting.

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