SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Michael Eugene Vigil is accused of shooting two men in a busy neighborhood around 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
Police report 33-year-old Antonio David Vasquez was shot in the head and died at 440 North Grant and the other victim who was shot in the chest ran about a half block south where he received help from strangers.
Neighbors quickly reacted when they heard the gunshots. “We ran downstairs. We go outside and there’s this guy walking down the street pointing his gun at people. Just pointing his gun everywhere,” said Barry Fullmer.
Jeffrey Nicholls said, “I saw a man walking with a gun, walking down the middle of the street.” He says the gunman walked south on Grant Street and turned left on 400 North where he walked about 50 yards before he turned around to walk back to the crime scene.
“He just stared us down. I don’t think he could talk. We were all like, 'Hey, what’s up?' He was just slurring and inebriated,” said
Nicholls said, “He just flung his weapon to the asphalt and continued walking down the middle of the street like he was going to have gun fight at high noon,” said Nicholls.
Nicholls describes the gun as a P 99 millimeter beretta with a grain pistol grip. Police quickly arrested Vigil without much resistance.
Reports are surfacing an 8-year-old child was injured by shrapnel though police are not releasing many details about who the boy is or how severe his injuries may be.
Vigil is in the Salt Lake County Jail facing serious charges including murder.