WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A teen who was shot in West Valley City Saturday night has died.
In a post on Sunday by West Valley City Police, they confirmed the 14-year-old who was originally in critical condition had died.
“The initial investigation into the shooting death of a 14yo West Valley City boy indicates the shooting was accidental. Evidence at the scene points to the accidental nature of the shooting, however, a full investigation will be conducted,” the post states.
The post goes on to say the investigation will also aim to determine how the boy was in possession of a gun and that the boy had passed away Sunday afternoon.
Authorities say that the incident occurred around 10 p.m. near 3100 South 4800 West. Police were called to the area on a report of shots fired. Once they arrived, they found the teen with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.