Police say Ogden crime rate down despite recent shootings

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Despite several recent shootings in Ogden, police want residents to know Ogden City’s Crime rate is down more than 10% over the last three years. 

Ogden Police Department Captain Danielle Croyle said recent events over the weekend may send the wrong perception. 
 
Residents have been on edge over the weekend as Ogden Police responded to three separate shooting incidents. Croyle said initial investigations indicate the shootings are not random, but specifically targeted certain individuals. 
 
On Saturday night at 11:44 p.m. Ogden Police received a call to the 200 block of 25th Street due to multiple reports of shots being fired. Witnesses indicated one suspect had fired at multiple victims. No one was injured in the shooting however police found three business establishments and two parked vehicles had been damaged by the gunfire. The suspect in that case has not been apprehended at this time and the intended targets also fled the area and have not been located,
 
On Sunday at 1:46 p.m., Ogden Police responded to the area of 769 Canyon Road after receiving a report of shots fired. When they arrived they found an 18-year old victim had been shot multiple times. Witnesses reported a silver passenger vehicle leaving the area on Gramercy Avenue.
 
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries. The victim was uncooperative in the investigation and as a result, no suspects have yet been identified.
 
On Monday morning at 2:37 a.m., Ogden Police were then called to the 900 block of 16th Street in reference to shots being fired. When they arrived they found a 28-year old victim had been shot in the head. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, an update on his condition was not immediately known. 
 
The suspect’s vehicle was last leaving the area at a high rate of speed, no further information on the suspect was made available.
 
Police Department Investigators and analysts from the Real Time Crime Center are diligently investigating all of these incidents. Multiple witnesses have been interviewed in all the cases.
 
More information is being acquired to confirm motives, and additional information is being sought. 
 
Croyle asks that anyone who may have witnessed these events or who has any information is encouraged to make contact at detectives@ogdencity.com or 801-629-8221.
 
According to Croyle the Uniform Crime Report Rate for Ogden has been on a downward trend over the last 10 years and Ogden’s Downtown Business District is a vibrant, enjoyable, safe area with activities for all.
 

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