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Man shot by home intruders

Man shot by home intruders

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Sandra Yi reportingPolice are looking for two intruders who shot a Salt Lake man in his home. That man is now in the hospital.

The man was shot inside his home around 5:00 this evening, and police are still trying to figure out what led to it. What we know is that two men entered the man's house, which is in the area of 1700 South and 400 East. Police tell us that one of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded money. The 35-year-old victim was then shot in the leg.

When paramedics arrived, it took some extra work to help the victim. Police tell us the victim weighs about 600 pounds, and because of his weight, paramedics did things a little differently. The video shows them connecting a winch to the stretcher. They put out a ramp for support, and slowly loaded the man into the ambulance.

Neighbors say they were shocked to hear what had happened. One woman who lives across the street didn't even hear a gunshot. Ginger Beveridge told us, "I was really upset because I know him. I know his mom and dad, and I thought he was dead. I didn't know what exactly happened."

Beveridge says the victim lives with his parents. She also says the man has a lot of visitors. Police don't know if the man knew his attackers or if this was a random crime. They also weren't sure if anything was taken from the man's house, so there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Police only have a vague description of the suspects, but if you know anything about this, you can call Salt Lake City Police.


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