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Police Seeking Witnesses in Month-Old Shooting

Police Seeking Witnesses in Month-Old Shooting



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(KSL News) The Salt Lake City Police Department is looking for witnesses to a shooting last month that involved people throwing water balloons from a car.

Police say three people were driving around in a car throwing water balloons at people when suspects in another car shot at them with a handgun. One of the people in the car throwing water balloons was struck in the head and has since recovered.

Police believe there are more witnesses to the incident and are seeking the public's help.

The shooting happened at about 11:30 p.m. on May 18 on 700 East just north of the I-80 overpass at about 2400 South.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older model GM product, possibly a Buick Regal, and was maroon in color.

"Driving around, throwing water balloons at people, it may seem like a fun thing to do, but it can spike people's tempers," says Detective Jared Wihongi of the Salt Lake City Police Dept.

Anyone with information should call the police department at 799-INFO.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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