One person injured in early morning shooting, police searching for suspects

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Two men have been taken in for questioning in connection to a shooting near the Utah State Fair Park.

The shooting happened just after 6:00 a.m. on Monday at 160 North 1000 West.

According to Salt Lake City Police, a man called into dispatch and said he was shot in the leg. Police say two men dressed in all black broke into the man’s Ford Ranger and the victim tried to stop them.

Police tell ABC4 that they have since taken two men, they believe are connected to the shooting, in for questioning. They don’t know how many suspects they are dealing with but say they are looking for two additional men that were dressed in all black.

ABC4’s Brittany Johnson spoke to a man named Brad that lives a few doors down from where the shooting happened. While the two were speaking, they noticed a black glove in the grass near his home. Salt Lake City Police were notified and sent Crime Scene Investigators to pick up the glove and take it into evidence. 

“There’s frost all over there [the grass] but there ain’t no frost on that glove,” Brad said.

“Do you think it could belong to one of the suspects?” asked Brittany Johnson.

“It very possibly could,” replied Brad. 

If you noticed anything suspicious and you were in the area call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.

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