SOUTH SALT LAKE – Three young men were killed in a shooting in South Salt Lake that also injured one other individual Thursday, and on Sunday friends and loved ones cruised down State Street to honor the memory of the deceased.
Two of the victims were brothers ages 19 and 20, and police have not released their names at the request of the family. Another victim, 17-year-old Armando Curiel, was identified earlier in the week by his family.
Loved ones say the brothers loved cars, whether fixing them or driving them, so friends felt a memorial ride down State Street would make a fitting tribute.
"They always loved cars, and I organized this to show them that we have support, that we have people we can count on," Antonio Manzano said.
Event organizers said all three victims were friends, and that cruising in their cars was among their favorite hobbies. Sunday, about 50 people spread among dozens of cars rode in their honor.
Police say all four people involved in the shooting were sitting in a Ford Explorer on east Park Creeke Lane around 8 p.m Thursday. For some reason, gunfire took place inside the vehicle. Two handguns were found at the scene, one inside the SUV and one on the street. Police are still investigating the incident.
According to family, the three victims they are remembering Sunday were all friends, but they aren't quite sure who that fourth man was. Police have yet to release his identity, saying only he is 19 and is undergoing questioning. That individual was not found at the scene, but turned up at a hospital several hours later.