UPDATE: Suspect in fatal West Valley City drive-by shooting in custody

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WEDNESDAY 6/9/2021 2:31 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in drive-by shooting in West Valley City early Tuesday morning.

According to the West Valley City Police Department, the suspect, 26-year-old Lolo Latu, has been booked into the Utah County Jail, but on warrants that are unrelated to Tuesday’s fatal shooting.

Investigators said they are now working with the District Attorney to file charges against him for the homicide.

UPDATE: Victim of West Valley City drive-by shooting ID’d, investigation continues

WEDNESDAY 6/9/2021 10:57 a.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the victim of a drive-by shooting in West Valley City and continue to search for information about the incident.

According to West Valley City Police spokesperson, Roxanne Vainuku, officers responded to the Jordan Valley Medical Center around 3:20 a.m. after a man arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Officers say the man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car along with a woman in the passenger seat in the area of 3300 S. and 4300 W. in West Valley City when another vehicle slowly drove past them. The passenger of the other vehicle then got out and fired shots at their vehicle, hitting the man, according to authorities.

Vainuku said the woman on the passenger side got into the driver’s seat and drove the man to the hospital. The 31-year-old man, Mark Fulilangi, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. If you were in the area and heard or saw anything, West Valley Police ask that you contact them at 801-840-4000.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man killed after West Valley City drive-by shooting

TUESDAY 6/8/2021 8:07 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A man died shortly after being rushed to the hospital due to a drive-by shooting in West Valley City Tuesday morning.

According to West Valley City Police spokesperson, Roxanne Vainuku, officers responded to the Jordan Valley Medical Center around 3:20 a.m. after a man arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Officers say the man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car along with a woman in the passenger seat in the area of 3300 S. and 4300 W. in West Valley City when another vehicle slowly drove past them.

The passenger of the other vehicle then got out and fired shots at their vehicle, hitting the man, according to authorities.

Vainuku said the woman on the passenger side got into the driver’s seat and drove the man to the hospital.

The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police have not released his identity.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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