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Juvenile suffers minor injury in drive-by shooting in South Salt Lake

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Jul 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-19 22:34:54-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A juvenile suffered injuries that don’t appear to be serious in a drive-by shooting in South Salt Lake Sunday evening.

The shooting occurred in the area of 514 West Meadowbrook Expressway (3900 South) in South Salt Lake sometime around 6:40 p.m.

Lt. Darin Sweeten, South Salt Lake Police Department, described the incident.

“We had some juveniles that were walking in this area, they were approached by what appeared to be other juveniles driving a vehicle,” he said. “There was some verbal altercation that took place, they wanted to fight each other.”

Sweeten said the three juveniles who were on foot decided to leave the area, but the other group followed.

“A short moment later, the vehicle came around the corner,” he said. “One individual that was in the vehicle fired rounds towards the three juveniles that were walking. One of the juveniles was struck in the leg, was transported to the hospital. It was actually minor injuries, just a grazing wound.”

It is not clear if the two groups knew each other prior to Sunday’s encounter, and police said the shooting is being investigated by detectives. Details regarding the suspects are scarce, and police said the suspect vehicle is believed to be late-model sedan that is silver in color, possibly a four-door vehicle.

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