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OGDEN -- Two separate shooters targeted an Ogden home in a time period of less than 24 hours. The home was targeted first on Monday evening, then again on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the first shooting was carried out by two of the family's relatives, who are also gang members. Some of the people in the house at the time were just children, younger than 3 years old.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of Jackson Avenue, following a confrontation at a convenience store near 21st Street and Harrison Boulevard.
Lt. Scott Conley said a man ran into his two relatives, who were members of a rival gang, and an argument ensued. Investigators said the man decided to take his children home to get them away from the confrontation.
As the man pulled into the driveway and told his kids to go inside, a black Jeep Cherokee pulled up, and the passenger opened fire. A bullet hit the family's car, but nobody was hurt.
Police later found the Jeep and arrested Richard Tehero and Marquis Lucero. The situation is maddening to officers.
"To put a child in that type of situation, it'll be interesting to find out what that underlying issue is, what created the escalation to use deadly force," Conley said.
Investigators believe a family issue may be more to blame than any gang ties.
"Something else is occurring, some underlying issue, to where they'd endanger the children by firing in their direction," Conley said.
There was another shooting in the area Tuesday afternoon. Police say someone with a gun was running in the area and fired several shots just after noon. No one was hurt, and there was no property damage.
Police are now searching for the suspect, whom witnesses describe as 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slender build. They say he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and appeared to be at least 18 years old.
Police believe the shooter was dropped off near the home shortly before the shooting. They also said the case appears to be related to a similar shooting in South Ogden that happened three months ago.