Police identify two men who died after shooting at West Jordan home



UPDATE (11/11/19): Police identified the two people who died in Sunday’s shooting as Terence Neilsen, 27, of Alabama and Anthony Dawson, 29, of Utah.

Two people are dead after a shooting in West Jordan Sunday evening.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 7100 South 1500 West around 5:40 p.m. after multiple calls reporting shots fired.

West Jordan Police Lt. Chaundra Edmonds said the shooting occurred at a residence where the homeowners took in a houseguest, an Alabama man who had been living homeless in Salt Lake area.  

The houseguest and a Salt Lake City man who was also visiting the residence were identified as the victims in the shooting.

The Salt Lake City man was confirmed dead at the scene and the Alabama man was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

There were five people in another part of the house at the time of the shooting: two adults and three minors. The homeowners called 911 to report the shooting.

Police said the shooting happened in the garage with all the doors closed and only one gun was recovered at the scene, so they suspect the situation may be a murder-suicide.

Police said so far in the investigation, there is no information that points to an outstanding suspect.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as becomes available.


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