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Man hospitalized after dispute leads to shooting

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Dec 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-08 18:04:09-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A West Jordan man is hospitalized in very critical condition after a fight led to a shooting Saturday morning.

West Jordan Police say that about 1:30 a.m. a couple in their 20s was arguing outside their apartment at the Woodgate Apartments, located near 3851 West Cobble Ridge Drive (6960 South) in West Jordan.

A neighbor walking his dog in the area tried to intervene and got involved in the argument. At some point during the incident, he pulled out a gun and, in the struggle, it went off and struck the boyfriend in the hip.

The bullet traveled towards the man’s femoral artery. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He is now in very critical but stable condition.

The man who intervened sustained a serious wound above his eye. He was also transported to the hospital.

The exact nature of the incident is still under investigation.