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SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Sandy police are investigating another shooting, the second in three days. Investigators say the shooting happened just before 9:30pm Friday night near 8100 South and 1300 East.

Police say a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

28-year-old male, Anthony Vigil, was booked into SL County Jail on first-degree aggravated assault charges as well as first-degree felony discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting.

Arresting documents state Vigil confronted the victim about his driving and a physical altercation ensued. During the physical fight Vigil pulled out a handgun and fired six rounds at the victim, striking him in the abdomen, hip, leg, elbow, and forearm.

The victim’s girlfriend witnessed the shooting and said the suspect lived in the building next to her and was able to identify him to police.

The victim was transported to the IMC Hospital where he was taken into surgery. He is expected to recover. The handgun was recovered inside Vigil’s apartment.

This is the second shooting in Sandy in just a few days.

On Wednesday, Aliani Mejia-Martin was killed while sitting in a parked SUV with her husband at the Sandy Mobile Home Park near 200 West Eastgate Drive.

According to investigators, an altercation with three minors may have lead to the shooting.

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The altercation took place just down the street from where the victim and her husband lived. Police arrested three minors who they identified as suspects in the case. Two were released, but the shooter, 14, remains in custody.

Investigators said at this time, they are still looking into the background of all three suspects and whether this was a gang-related shooting. The relationship between the two sides are unknown, but Sgt. Clay Swensen with Sandy Police said all of them are residents at the mobile home park. 

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