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2 men dead, woman injured in West Valley City shooting, police say

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WEST VALLEY CITY — A woman says her ex-husband came to her house, killed her boyfriend and shot her several times on Friday morning, according to police.

The shooting took place at 3625 S. Deann Drive in West Valley City police said on Twitter.

Police were called to the scene about 6:20 a.m. Friday, West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said.

Police arrived to find a man dead on the front lawn of the property. It is not clear if the shooting took place inside or outside the home, Vainuku said.

The boyfriend was later identified by police as 40-year-old Nathan Edgar Brower.

The alleged shooter, believed to be the woman's ex-husband, fled the scene. A man matching the description of the ex-husband was later found dead in a nearby home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said later Friday morning. Police said later in a tweet that the residents of the home have no connection to the man found dead.

The man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound was later identified by police as 40-year-old Jeremy Reed Harris.

The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition and she is expected to survive her injuries, police said. Two children, ages 5 and 10, who were in the home were taken by family members after the shooting occurred, Vainuku added. They were not injured. They are the children of the woman who was shot and the ex-husband, she said.

Several schools in the area were notified that the shooting occurred nearby and may have been on lockdown, Vainuku said. The schools were notified that the alleged shooter had left the scene, she added.

Contributing: Derek Petersen, KSL TV

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