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Police: Man dead, teen girl flown to hospital after attempted murder-suicide in Springville

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SPRINGVILLE — Police say that one man is dead and a teenage girl was flown via helicopter to a hospital after what investigators believe to be an attempted murder-suicide in Springville.

Police do not expect the 17-year-old girl, a Springville High student, to survive, KSL-TV reported.

Springville police were alerted Wednesday afternoon to a possible situation between a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl involving a gun, according to Lt. Warren Foster of the Springville Police Department. The two — who have not been named — had previously dated but had recently broke up, Foster told KSL.

Police believe the gun came from the man's home or his family's home.

Foster said the man reached out to his mother and said he would be at Hobble Creek Park. Police went to the park and found two people shot in the front seat of a car. Foster said police believe the man was the shooter, and that the shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. The man died at the scene.

"We found both the 17-year-old girl and the 20-year-old young man slumped over in the front seats of the vehicle," Foster said.

The 17-year-old Springville High student was treated by police and first responders at the scene before she was flown via helicopter to a hospital, Foster said. Her condition was unknown, as of Wednesday afternoon. Foster said there is no ongoing risk to the public.

"Our hearts, from all agencies involved, go out to the family of both victims in this situation, as well as all of the students that will be affected by this," Foster said. "Our hearts go out to all of them who were friends with the girl. We do feel for all of them involved."

Foster added that police were still investigating the area, and it was unclear when that investigation may conclude.

Contributing: Andrew Adams, Arianne Brown

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Jacob Scholl joined as a reporter in 2021. He covers northern Utah communities, federal courts and technology.


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