Surveillance footage from shooting in SLC released

Posted at 9:17 PM, Nov 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-05 23:17:49-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Surveillance video has been released from a shooting that took place outside the downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

The shooting took place around 7 p.m. Tuesday, outside of the men’s entrance of the shelter located on 225 South and 500 West.

The video shows people casually standing around outside the shelter. Then, when the shots were fired, everyone scattered.

“We have very little suspect information due to the visibility, and right now it’s an active investigation; we’re talking with witnesses,” said Detective Cody Lougy of the Salt Lake City Police Department regarding the video.

According to police, one 44-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“There were over 200 people in this crowd, and it didn’t appear that he was targeting a specific individual,” Lougy said.

Police said witnesses reported seeing two black men in hooded sweatshirts exiting a white Nissan Altima parked at the nearby Artspace Apartments. Witnesses said the men walked toward the shelter and one of the men fired the handgun at least twice.

“Apparently the suspect fired into the crowd and then ran from this area,” Lougy said.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is being asked to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.