WEST JORDAN Utah (ABC4 Utah) – It was gunfire on a busy street that got their attention.
A man was shot multiple times near 3800 West and 7800 South in West Jordan shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.
“It was pop, pop, pop, pop,” said Amy Arnold who was across the street at her credit union. “I kind of sat there for a second going it’s not what I heard.”
But others heard the same rapid succession of gunfire and another burst of gunfire.
“Then about two minutes later, we heard 4 or 5 more shots,” said a neighbor who didn’t want his identity revealed. “We called the cops.”
The gunfire caused several people to look down the street and they saw someone laying on the ground.
“He had 8 or 9 shots in him,” said the neighbor.
He rushed to where the man was laying on the street but found an off duty Sandy police officer was giving him first aid.
“He was talking,” said the neighbor. “He was telling him stuff. I don’t know (what he was saying), he seemed to be Spanish. I didn’t understand him too well.”
West Jordan police arrived to the scene and began gathering evidence. Sgt. Joe Monson said the victim was still alive and taken to a local hospital.
“We were told he was Charlie to Delta which is stable to critical,” he said.
Police soon learned the getaway car was a silver Dodge Magnum that had been seen in the neighborhood before. By mid-afternoon, the vehicle was located.
“We have located the Dodge Magnum that we have been looking for and at least person of interest involved in the shooting,” said Sgt. Monson. “And we are looking for at least one more at this time.”
Sgt. Monson wouldn’t say whether the second person was actually involved in the shooting. Identifies of the victim or the persons of interest are not being released at this time.