SALT LAKE CITY – Several victims are recovering after two unrelated shootings in Salt Lake City and Taylorsville on Wednesday night.
Two men in their mid-twenties are in hospital recovering after being shot in the legs in Taylorsville. Also at the hospital is a 20-year-old who was shot in the leg in Salt Lake City.
The two shootings are unrelated.
In Taylorsville, police said shots were fired at 7 p.m. at 4545 Atherton Drive, near the basketball court.
Officials said four people were engaged in a fight and gunfire was exchanged, although the exact cause of the fight is unknown.
Taylorsville police believe there were shooters on both sides of the fight and two of the men fled the scene. Officials do not know if the two people who fled were injured during the exchange.
The incident is likely isolated between the two parties and Taylorsville police believe there is no danger to the public.
A drone and helicopter response was triggered in an attempt to trace others involved in the shooting.
The two men who were taken to hospital are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated Salt Lake incident, a 20-year-old man is recovering from being shot in the leg.
The police department’s gang unit is investigating the incident.
At 4:35 p.m., a caller reported a shooting near 600 South 200 East, police report.
Officers located the 20-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the calf. In the time it took officers to arrive, someone “known to the victim” put a tourniquet on the 20-year-old’s leg, officials said.
The preliminary investigation shows that a group fought and shots were fired.
Those involved in the shooting fled the scene and officers were unable to locate the suspects.
Although there is no suspicious information to disclose, police believe this is not a random incident.