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Police search for 3 men involved in West Valley shooting

By Jennifer Stagg | Posted - May 21, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.

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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police in West Valley are looking for three people involved in a shooting Friday night. It happened around 8:00 at a home near 6500 West and 3200 South.

Police detained and interviewed three people early Saturday but later determined that the three were most likely not involved.

Police say a man was sitting in the driveway when three armed men came up and started firing several shots at his car. The man sustained minor injuries but was able to get help from police officers on the scene of a traffic accident several blocks away.

This particular home has been active, recently. Police have responded out to that residence several times within the past six or eight weeks for various situations.

–Lt. Michael Coleman

Investigators are still looking for the three men spotted in a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee, but they don't have a lot of information. They say witnesses reported seeing the men run away from the house on foot.

"This particular home has been active, recently," said Lt. Michael Coleman. "Police have responded out to that residence several times within the past six or eight weeks for various situations."

Some residents who live in the area say that the house, which is a rental property, has a strong history of drug activity and illegal activity.

"You don't want to open the door anymore," one man said. "The neighbor next door, he's got a daughter that's in high school. She's afraid to look out the window now."

Neighbors also told KSL News there was a similar incident in the house earlier this week. They said people in the house were high on drugs and started banging on the doors of the other homes in the neighborhood area.

Some residents say they are fed up and hopefully police will have answers for them when the track down these three suspects.

If you have any information you think would be helpful to police, contact the West Valley Police Department at 801- 840-4000.

Story written by Jennifer Stagg with contributions from Steve Fidel.




Jennifer Stagg


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