UPDATE: Precautionary lockdowns lifted at three South Salt Lake schools

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UPDATE: TUESDAY 1/26/20 3:49 P.M.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Police tell ABC4 that two people were fired at with paintball guns twice while in Muray Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that after the two people were was fired at with paintball guns, the suspects then drove to the area of 2700 South and 300 East in South Salt Lake in a silver BMW. The victims then followed the BMW.

The 2 people who were shot at with paintball guns then reported that while following the suspect’s vehicle to South Salt Lake, the suspect fired shots from a real gun. After shots were fired, police say the two vehicles got into a crash near the area of 2700 South and 300 East in South Salt Lake.

Police say that after the crash, one of the suspects ran away from the crash. One suspect was taken into custody, while police are still searching for the other suspect.

Murray Police tells ABC4 that nobody was injured in the incident

TUESDAY 1/26/20 1:59 P.M.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Shelter in Place protocols at three Granite School District schools have been lifted after a South Salt Lake incident activated the precautionary lockdowns.

At around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, South Salt Lake Police received a report of shots fired in the area of 2700 South 300 East.

South Salt Lake Police were reportedly searching for a suspect in connection with the incident.

Granite Park Junior High was placed under a precautionary lockdown at around 12:45 p.m. Copper Hills Elementary and Matheson Junior High were placed on a Shelter in Place protocol as well while authorities “executed a warrant in the area.”

During these lockdowns, there was no direct threat to students, according to school officials.

As of 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Shelter in Place protocol at all three schools were lifted.

There are reports that South Salt Lake Police have taken the suspect into custody.

ABC4 will continue to provide updates on air and online as that information becomes available.

Original Story: South Salt Lake school placed on precautionary lockdown as police search for suspect

TUESDAY 1/26/20 12:48 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – A South Salt Lake school is under a precautionary lockdown while police responded to an incident.

Authorities tell ABC4 that shots were reportedly fired near 2700 South 300 East shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

South Salt Lake Police are now looking to locate a possible armed suspect and have set up a containment in the area.

Officials have placed Granite Park Junior High on a shelter in place as a precautionary measure to keep the potential suspect from running into the school.

According to the school’s Facebook page, “there is no direct threat to students, and the protocol is strictly precautionary to ensure student safety.”

“School is proceeding as normal inside the building. During this protocol, all exterior doors are locked and visitors will not be allowed on campus until the protocol is lifted by police.”

Few details are available at this time. ABC4 will continue to provide updates on air and online as they become available.

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