PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – An argument over the color of someone’s clothing ended in shots being fired in Provo.
On Wednesday, police were called to the parking lot of a gas station on W. Center Street after shots were fired at a vehicle.
Authorities determined 19-year-old Alejandro Molina-Ballesteros had an argument with another group of people at the front door of the gas station.
A witness told police the individuals were arguing over the color of clothing they were wearing.
After the argument, Molina-Ballesteros went back to the driver seat of a car and began driving away. As he was exiting the parking lot, police say Molina-Ballesteros stopped his vehicle, opened the door, and began shooting at people in the parking lot.
Six rounds were fired, according to the probable cause statement, and a vehicle was struck. Two bullets struck a vehicle while three struck a minivan in the parking lot. The last bullet struck the building as well.
A woman was in the van and a man was standing just a few feet from the vehicle that was struck, according to police.
Molina-Ballesteros was taken into custody on charges of attempted murder and felony discharge of a firearm.