Two men injured in overnight shooting

Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-09 22:52:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Several parties in a west Salt Lake City neighborhood left two men injured early Sunday morning.

Police say there was an incident during a party near 343 South and 1000 West at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and a man shot more than 20 rounds.

“There was partying going on at different addresses and the crowds got big enough that I guess those people mixed and mixed for quite a length of time and everything was going well. I don’t what caused the disagreement but the people originated from different houses,” said Salt Lake City Police Lt. Craig Gleason.

Two men were hit by bullets. One man is in stable condition. The second was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital in critical condition, but both men are expected to be okay.

Police say some car windshields were also damaged in the incident and a car apparently trying to take a victim to the hospital crashed into another car.

Officers say they think the alleged shooter lives in the area and they’re confident he will be found.