SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Wednesday following a road rage shooting at Antelope Island State Park that left a man injured.
The Davis County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. not far from the tollbooth on the causeway leading to the park, which is located roughly 30 miles northwest of Salt Lake City.
The initial 911 call described the violence as a road rage incident. When officers responded to the scene a few minutes later, they found a man in his 50s with a gunshot wound.
Officers aided the victim before a medical helicopter brought him to a hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition. Two other people in the victim’s car were not hurt.
The teenage suspect ran from the scene and hid for a time in marshland, the sheriff’s office said. A police helicopter spotted the suspect in the tall grass, allowing officers from several agencies to close in and arrest him.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
Two people who were in the suspect’s car were also taken into custody to be questioned. These two individuals did not run from the scene and cooperated with investigators, the sheriff’s office said.
Following the shooting, the causeway leading to the park was closed for several hours. It was reopened briefly Wednesday afternoon to allow people to leave the island. The park remained closed through Wednesday evening.