Shooting in Sandy, Utah, leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

PUBLISHED Tue, June 06, 2017 - 6:41pm EDT
Credit: Fox 13

Three people are dead and two others have been injured after a shooting in a residential neighborhood in the city of Sandy in Utah, local officials say. Only few details have been released so far. (more)

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday when police were called to a shooting with multiple victims in the 2200 block of East Alta Canyon Drive in Sandy. It happened on a street in a residential area and involves at least two vehicles.

Sgt. Jason Nielsen of the Sandy Police Department confirmed that 5 people had been shot, including 3 people who were pronounced dead at the scene and 2 others who were taken to an area hospital. At least one of those injured is believed to be in a critical condition.

Nielsen could not confirm whether the suspect has been arrested or was among those killed, but he said investigators believe there is no threat to the community. Details about the circumstances of the shooting are still unknown, including the identities of those killed.

Police are interviewing a number of witnesses, Sgt. Nielsen said.

Canyons School District said Brookwood Elementary School was put on a precautionary lockdown as a result of the shooting, but many students had already left at the end of classes. "Many students found shelter in neighboring homes and businesses," the district said.

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