Apr 27, 2023 / 2:26 PM MDT
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The teenage girl was a student from Clayton Middle School, the Salt Lake City School District confirmed.
Apr 26, 2023 / 7:04 PM MDT
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Police say a boy had shot and killed his sister in a home Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, April 26, police responded to a residence located in the 1600 block of West Wright Circle on reports of a shooting at about 12 p.m. Upon arrival, officers learned that a teenage girl has been shot inside a home. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the press release, police have determined the victim’s brother as the shooter, and he is under the age of 18. The brother had reportedly left home before officers arrived.
Authorities were able to locate the shooter on a Utah Transit Authority bus near 1455 West 400 South and arrest him. He will be booked into the Salt Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on one single charge of murder.
The firearm used in this incident has been recovered.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.
Another person was also reportedly detained. No identities have been released yet.
Police worked with the Salt Lake City School District to ensure that nearby schools are safe when the suspect was at large. Authorities say the shooting does not appear to be related to any schools in the area and schools will resume normal operations.