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6 injured in shooting at SLC night club, suspects still at large

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-18 08:31:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Several people were shot after a reported gun fight at a night club in Salt Lake City, police said late Saturday night.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., Salt Lake City police were called to Club Inferno Cantina, 122 Pierpont Ave. on reports of multiple shots fired inside the establishment.

“They soon discovered that an individual had entered that club and opened fire,” said Det. Coudy Lougy of the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Saleh Alshaiban was there when the shooting occurred and spoke about the incident.

“We heard the shooting, and all people were down on the floor, so I couldn’t see who was shooting the people,” Alshaiban said.

A security guard for the club told police he chased the suspects into a parking lot and fired a shot -- he didn't know if he struck anyone.

“As they fled, they attempted to strike an armed security guard and as they fled they waved a firearm out of the door,” Lougy said.

Five people were transported to a hospital from the club with gunshot wounds. Later, a sixth individual was found at a hospital with a gunshot wound suffered during the incident at the club. Police say the wounds vary from superficial to serious but none are life threatening.

Police are talking to witnesses and looking to getting surveillance at the club to determine what happened.

"People have different perceptions of what was going on, of course it was totally chaotic," said Lt. Craig Gleason with Salt Lake City police. "Who knows how many hundreds of people did know the fact that there was a gun fight going on at that time."

Police said the suspects are described as Hispanic males. They said the suspects fled in a black Cadillac CTS that was stolen. Police recovered the vehicle Sunday morning in the area of 2300 South 1600 West.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.