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18-year-old shot in Kearns; police looking for shooter

By Lauren Bennett and Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jul. 9, 2020 at 9:41 a.m. | Posted - Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:15 p.m.

KEARNS — A man shot an 18-year-old while they were in a car together on Wednesday evening, police say.

The shooting took place about 4:55 p.m. near 4825 W. 5400 South, according to Unified police detective Kevin Mallory.

The 18-year-old was in the driver's seat of the car when another man, who was also in the car, shot him twice and then ran away, according to Mallory. The 18-year-old's injuries were not life-threatening, and he was transported to a hospital in stable condition. As of Thursday morning, he was in fair condition, according to Unified police detective Ken Hansen.

Unified police said the public was not in danger and the shooter and 18-year-old knew each other.

Police were still looking for the alleged shooter as of 7 p.m. Wednesday. He was described only as a white adult man who was wearing a hat. He was last seen running west from where the shooting took place, according to Mallory.

As of Wednesday evening, Mallory did not know further details about the shooting or what led up to the incident. He was not sure if the weapon was recovered from the scene, or if either person involved in the shooting had criminal histories.

The incident is under investigation.

Lauren Bennett
Jacob Klopfenstein

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