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Police: Woman shot, killed outside Salt Lake nightclub

A 29-year-old woman was shot and killed early Sunday when an argument between her boyfriend and another person escalated outside of a Salt Lake nightclub.

A 29-year-old woman was shot and killed early Sunday when an argument between her boyfriend and another person escalated outside of a Salt Lake nightclub. (Brandon Whitworth, KSL-TV)


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SALT LAKE CITY — A 29-year-old woman was shot and killed early Sunday when an argument between her boyfriend and another person escalated outside of a nightclub.

About 2 a.m., dispatchers received a report of "an incident" at 300 S. West Temple, according to a news release from Salt Lake police. The person who called 911 later told dispatchers a person had been shot.

When officers arrived, they learned that the woman who was shot had been placed into a car and its driver was taking her to a hospital. The driver of the car was told by dispatchers to stop so that officers could assess the victim, but the driver continued on to a hospital on the University of Utah campus, the release said.

Medical teams at the hospital rendered first aid to the woman, but she later died.

Officers learned that the initial argument occurred after several employees at a nightclub asked a group of people to leave. While outside in the nightclub's parking lot, the woman's boyfriend began arguing with another person, according to police. The argument escalated and resulted in the other person pulling out a gun and shooting the woman, police said.

Following the shooting, the gunman and a group of others left in "an unknown" vehicle, police said.

This is the 14th homicide in Salt Lake City for 2022.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-229528.

Further details, including the woman's identity, were not released Sunday.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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