UPDATE: Police identify two arrested after Liberty Park shooting

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THURSDAY 10/21/2021 10:59 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4)- Salt Lake City Police have identified two suspects who were arrested in connection with a shooting at Liberty Park on Wednesday.

The suspects are identified as Julian Lopez, 18, and Shomari Rogers, 23.

Police received reports at 12:49 pm of multiple shots fired near the basketball courts. Once officers secured the area, community members then alerted them of the two suspects.

The investigation revealed that at least one shot was fired and that a firearm was seized in a nearby tree. Police say Lopez was seen hiding the firearm in the tree. He was also found in possession of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a large sum of cash.

Officers booked Lopez into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.

Rogers was also found to be in a possession of Marijuana and a large sum of cash. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two arrested following Liberty Park shooting, Salt Lake City Police say

WEDNESDAY 10/20/2021 01:50 PM 

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Two people are now in custody after a shooting in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park on Wednesday. This comes just a short time after Salt Lake County law enforcement came together to denounce gun crime throughout the community.

Salt Lake City Police say a firearm has been recovered following the shooting near the basketball court.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

If you have any information about the shooting, Salt Lake City Police should call 801-799-3000, referencing case number 21-193366.

ABC4 will provide updates to this story on-air and online as information becomes available.

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