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Victim in fatal shooting may have been shot during home invasion

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Oct 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 14:59:57-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE,  Utah -- Police are investigating after a man was dropped off at a hospital Wednesday night with a gunshot wound, and the man died at the hospital later Wednesday night.

Sgt. Gary Keller, South Salt Lake Police, said they received a call from officials at Pioneer Valley Hospital who told them a man with a gunshot wound had been driven to the hospital by another individual.

Keller said the victim reportedly was transported to the hospital from the area near 3300 South and 200 East. Keller said police are working to establish a crime scene.

Police said Thursday night that the victim, Nicholas Monte, had died of his wounds while in the hospital. Police said they discovered that Monte, along with three other suspects, attempted to burglarize a home in Taylorsville.

Police said the suspects were searching for drugs and money when someone shot Monte and the other three took off. Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said they are continuing to investigate, and they asked anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

"We just have information that this happened in the area of 5300 South and 3200 West but have not found a home where this has taken place, so we are asking for the public's help."

Hoyal said anyone who knows about the home invasion or who heard gunshots Wednesday night in that area should contact police at 801-743-5944,