SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) Violence erupting in the Kearns area has the community and police fed up. Lt. Brian Lohrke from Unified Police Department joined Good Morning Utah on Ask The Authority with Emily Clark to talk about how their now fighting back against this violence.
Four people are behind bars in connection to a drive-by shooting and a deadly crash in Kearns. Police believe the shooting was in retaliation to another incident in recent weeks.
The shooting and crash happened about 7:00 p.m. Tuesday near 5240 West 5400 South. Unified Police Department Lt. Brian Lohrke said people in a blue truck opened fire on people inside a home.
“I’m sure the folks in the home knew it was coming,” said Lt. Lohrke.
Lt. Lohrke said the people in the home shot back. One of the men inside the truck was hit with a bullet. It’s unclear if he was shot by a bullet from inside or outside of the truck.
The driver of the truck took off and crashed into a white car and killed the two people inside. They were not involved in the shooting. They have been identified as Tami Lynn Woodward, 50, and Lloyd Everett Pace, 55. They are both Kearns residents.
A GoFundMe has been set up to support the victims’ families.
In action to stop whats going on, there’s a meeting being held at Kearns High School Thursday with the Kearns community and authorities.
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