Nightclub Gunman Still at Large

Nightclub Gunman Still at Large

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a suspected Salt lake City gang member at a Kimball Junction nightclub, but Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said neither is believed to have been the shooter.

Telefoni Palu and Viliamie Tukafu were arrested at a Salt Lake County home and booked into the Summit County Jail early Thursday for investigation of riot for their alleged role in a fight that led to the shooting during the Lucky Dube concert Tuesday at Club Suede, Edmunds said.

Edmunds said the exact role the two played in the fight was still unclear.

He said arrest warrants for others are pending.

"We have no idea what the fight was about, other than just rival gangs," said Edmunds. "We hope that we're going to be able to identify the others involved and sort it out."

The victim was Kautoke Tangitau, 30, who was believed by Salt Lake City police to be a member of the Glendale Tongan Crip Gang, a rival to the Baby Regulators.

The two men who were arrested were believed to be affiliated with the Baby Regulators, said Sgt. Bill Robertson of the Salt Lake Valley Metro Gang Unit.

Summit County deputies were at the club Tuesday night responding to a fight call when the shooting occurred. Neither they nor club patrons actually heard the shot, Edmunds said.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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