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2nd West Valley shooting startles residents



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WEST VALLEY CITY -- A drive-by shooting gave residents who live near Redwood Road and 2700 South a scare Friday afternoon. It was the second drive-by in a day for that area.

A neighbor called 911 after hearing gunshots and gave police a description of the car involved.

West Valley police put out an alert, and officers in Salt Lake tracked down the vehicle and arrested the two men inside.

Police originally thought this shooting could be linked to a West Valley gang attack overnight, but now they say it was a separate incident altogether.

"The suspects that we have in custody had nothing to do with the case this morning. They are different nationalities involved. It always could be some sort of a weird connection there, but right now nothing obvious points to it being related to the one we had this morning," said West Valley police Lt. Bill Merritt.

Police say no one was injured and there was no damage to property. They did find a gun in the car and say the shooting could have been gang-related.

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