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Alleged Triggerman in Friday's Double Shooting Found Dead

Alleged Triggerman in Friday's Double Shooting Found Dead

Posted - Feb. 15, 2003 at 5:05 p.m.



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(West Valley City, KSL News) -- The search for the alleged triggerman in yesterday's deadly shooting in West Valley City is over, after police say the suspect shot and killed himself.

West Valley detectives had been looking for the suspect in yesterday's shooting, when they learned of another shooting this morning in Sandy.

Sandy police say the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but are continuing their investigation.

It was at this gas station yesterday afternoon that police say two Asian gangs had a dispute that led to gunfire.

A 17-year-old boy who was shot here died last night at the hospital, and an 18-year-old man remains hospitalized from the shooting.

Today police say it appears members of the two gangs ran into each other at the gas station and had an argument which led to the shooting.

Last night police took seven people into questioning for the shooting. Around 7:15 this morning, they learned the suspect believed to have fired the shots yesterday shot himself to death at a Sandy apartment complex.

Authorities say these two gangs have been involved in more than two dozen shootings over the last 10 years and are concerned that yesterday's violence could lead to gang retaliation.

Investigators are identifying the shooting suspect as 21-year-old David Moukhahan, and believe he died this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police are also trying to contact members of these two gangs to encourage them to let the justice system handle what happened yesterday and try to convince them to end the violence.

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