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Police investigate deadly shooting in Salt Lake City

(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — The search continued Monday for the alleged gunman in a fatal shooting in Salt Lake City on Monday.

About 5 a.m., a man between 35 to 40-years old, who police say was living in a tent near 900 South and 500 West, was shot by someone who drove up to him, fired at least one round and then drove away, according to Salt Lake Police Lt. Timothy Stumm.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Just after 10 a.m., officers conducting an investigation in the area of 555 E. 400 South spotted a vehicle that appeared to be avoiding them and drove off in a hurry after they attempted to stop it, according to Salt Lake City police. That vehicle later crashed on I-80 somewhere between 700 East and 1300 East, and the driver later carjacked another vehicle and fled, police stated.

Whether the carjacking suspect was related to the homicide case was still under investigation Monday.

Contributing: Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV


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