Shooting at West Valley City home kills one and leaves another injured


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One dead and another injured from gunshot wounds after an altercation outside of a West Valley City home early Sunday morning.

Roxeanne Vainuku of the West Valley City Police Department told ABC4 News witnesses reported seeing two separate vehicles arrive at the home on 5625 West and 4360 South just after midnight and began confronting the residents inside.

Vainuku says, “During the altercation, multiple shots were fired from the suspect vehicles striking two victims multiple times.”

19-year-old Neko Jardine was reportedly shot in the neck, upper chest area, and abdomen and was taken by personal vehicle to the hospital.

Jardine was later pronounced dead, according to West Valley City Police.

A second shooting victim who is 17-years-old suffered three gunshots to the legs. He was treated and released from the hospital, according to Vainuku.

Detectives from the West Valley City Police Department were on scene investigating the shooting as well as executing a search warrant to go inside the home.

Investigators say they are working diligently on the case, but do not have a suspect or suspects identified.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 801-840-4000.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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