UPDATE: (9/5/19) – Unified Police Department has confirmed the arrest of two suspects involved in two drive by shootings at the same house over the weekend.
In a press release issued by UPD Detective Kevin Mallory, Edward Peralta-Moran, 19 and Ramon Avila, 21, were both taken into custody Wednesday after detectives developed information regarding a vehicle they believed was involved in the shootings.
The vehicle was located in Midvale on Wednesday and a traffic stop was conducted. At the time of the stop, a stolen handgun was thrown from the passenger side of the vehicle.
Both Avila and Peralta-Moran were taken into custody. During a search of the car, and a second stolen handgun was found, Mallory stated.
During the investigation, and an execution of a search warrant on a home in Sandy, additional firearms, ammunition and drugs were also found.
Mallory said the calibers of the firearms found in the vehicle and at the residence were consistent with weapons used the night of September 3 and two of the handguns recovered at the home were reported stolen from a gun range in Sandy on September 4.
Avila is facing felony discharge of a firearm and theft by receiving stolen property. Peralta-Moran is facing felony discharge of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, theft by receiving stolen property and violation of probation or parole.
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are continuing to investigate why a home in Taylorsville has been shot at twice in two days.
According to Unified Police Department, the first incident happened Sunday night around 10:20 p.m. when multiple shots were fired at a home on Chantelle Drive.
Detectives said in that case, there was one occupant in the home at the time of the shooting. The home was damaged but no one was injured.
On Tuesday night, detectives said they responded to the home after a neighbor called police after hearing about 10 to 20 shots fired.
A witness said there was a vehicle they heard speeding off but police do not have any description of the car.
When police arrived on scene, they found evidence that the same house had been hit several times. The home itself was not hit, and there was no new damage to the home.
Detectives said their forensics teams do have some evidence they are processing but no suspects have been identified. During invertivews with the homeowner, law enforcement said they have so far not been able to identify why the same home has been targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Unified Police at 801-743-7000.
This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.
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