Officials believe victims in Grantsville shooting were related to suspect

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Update: Officials believe the victims were related to the suspect. The surviving victim is currently in stable condition at the hospital. The suspect is being held in a youth detention center.

Tooele Schools expressed their condolences to those affected by the shooting and will offer counseling services to students and staff in the area on January 21.

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Four people were shot and killed and another wounded in a shooting in Grantsville Friday night.

Grantsville police said they have a suspect in custody.

Police said they got the call of the shooting around 7 p.m.

Multiple agencies including Utah Highway Patrol and Tooele County Sheriff’s Office joined Grantsville police at the scene on Eastmoor Drive.

“I don’t know if it was a call from outside the house. I just know officers arrived, they did clear the residence and were able to locate the four deceased,” said Corporal Rhonda Fields with Grantsville Police Department.

Four people were found dead in the home, and another person was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

Police said they will be on the scene through the early morning hours to continue their investigation.

Governor Gary Herbert released a statement on Twitter following news of the shooting.

“Our hearts are broken by the horrible news coming out of Grantsville tonight. We mourn over the loss of innocent lives.

Our Department of Public Safety and State Crime Lab are assisting local law enforcement with the investigation. Additional information will be released by local authorities as it becomes available.

Parents and grandparents, secure your firearms! Everyone, hug your loved ones tight. And remember love, not hate will heal broken individuals and families. ”

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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