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Tonya Papanikolas reporting A woman is shot to death at a Salt Lake apartment complex, while a young man is in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

The shooting happened around 2:30 this morning, and police are still trying to track down the suspects.

It happened at one of the back buildings of the Eagle's Landing Apartment complex. Neighbors say a large group of friends were hanging out on the 3rd floor of the building when a fight broke out, apparently with men on the first floor.

Lt. Steve Cheever, Salt Lake Police Dept: “Evidently there was an altercation that occurred between some male suspects.

Police won't say why the men were fighting on the sidewalk outside their apartments. But it's obvious the dispute quickly turned deadly.

Lt. Steve Cheever: “One of the combatants opened fire with a firearm and shot two people."

Wayne Bauden, Neighbor: “I just heard bam, bam, bam and I knew it was gunshots. Probably small-caliber. And then I heard a car speed away... No door slamming or anything. Just speeding away."

The suspects fled, leaving behind two victims, a man involved in the altercation, and a female friend. Neighbors say the female may have been trying to break up the fight.

Gabriel Holt saw the aftermath.

Gabriel Holt, Neighbor: “I came out and I saw, there was somebody sitting on these stairs right here. And he was trying to stand up. He seemed all whoozy. They were all talking about how he needed to sit down and how he'd got shot, that this guy had been shot in his shoulder and shot in his chest."

The 19-year-old man was taken to LDS hospital in serious condition. But 20-year-old Linda Wolfgramm died before the ambulance arrived.

Gabriel Holt: “I thought the ambulance would show up and everybody would have a happy ending. But it didn't turn out that way."

This is the second shooting in the area in under four months. In December, a man was shot in the head while driving, crashing his car into the same apartment building. Police said that shooting was likely gang-related.

Gabriel Holt: “It would pretty much concern anybody, really. There are people just dying around the back side of the building, the front side of the building. Yeah, it's definitely something worth being concerned about."

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