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Man shot in parking lot of WVC Wal-Mart; police seek shooter

By Ben Lockhart | Posted - Oct. 14, 2015 at 10:17 p.m.


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WEST VALLEY CITY — A man was shot in both feet during an altercation in a Wal-Mart parking lot Wednesday evening, and the shooter remained on the loose, police said.

The dispute between two men reportedly began as a verbal argument inside Wal-Mart, 3180 S. 5600 West. After the men exited the store around 5 p.m., one of them pulled out a gun and began shooting, said West Valley police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku.

The victim tried to avoid the gunfire by running around a car but was hit in both feet, Vainuku said. Witnesses reported the shooter fired between four and seven shots, said West Valley Police Lt. Dalan Taylor.

If you have any information on suspect in shooting outside Wal-Mart, call 801-840-4000. pic.twitter.com/gYpXeCQw40 — WVC Police (@WVCPD) October 15, 2015

The shooting victim was taken to a nearby hospital. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. Taylor said investigators were still working to determine a motive for the shooting. He wasn't sure whether the two men know each other.

The shooter fled the parking lot in a silver four-door sedan with damage to its right front quarter panel, police said. He is described as white, heavily tattooed, in his early to mid-30s, and between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Suspect left scene in silver 4-door car w/ right front quarter panel damage, spoiler on rear. pic.twitter.com/DI54KoopI4 — WVC Police (@WVCPD) October 15, 2015

He was reportedly with a white woman with short, light brown hair in her early 30s and between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall. Anyone with information about the shooting or the alleged shooter is asked to call West Valley police at 801-840-4000.

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