UPDATE: 19-year-old arrested following Liberty Park shooting in SLC

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(Courtesy of the Salt Lake City Police Department)

MONDAY 9/13/2021 6:14 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A 19-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting at Liberty Park.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. and Salt Lake City Police say there are no gunshot victims at this time. Officials are still investigating the situation to determine the turn of events.

Arresting documents show 19-year-old Patrocinio Perez has been arrested for felony discharge of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

Salt Lake City Police say witnesses identified Perez as being the shooter. When authorities took Perez into custody, they say they found a firearm on him. Perez is on probation for a felony charge, authorities report.

In arresting documents, Salt Lake City Police report “numerous witnesses” say Perez fired into a crowd of people. Perez allegedly asked multiple times if anyone was injured.

ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: Liberty Park shooting suspect arrested, investigation ongoing

SUNDAY 9/12/2021 4:44 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have arrested a person after a shooting in Liberty Park on Sunday afternoon.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. and Salt Lake City Police say there are no gunshot victims at this time.

Officials are still investigating the situation to determine the turn of events.

Liberty Park still remains open at this time.

Police are crediting the successful arrest to eyewitnesses who provided officers with critical details.

SLCPD is asking anyone who may have video or photos of the incident to call (801) 799-3000 and reference case number 21-166731.

ABC4 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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