SLC police identify boy found shot to death Tuesday

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 15:48:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police have identified the boy who was found shot to death Tuesday morning.

Police said they found the body of 16-year-old Paris Gustin in a car shortly after 4 a.m.

“Just a little bit past four we responded here on a shooting- that people called in and told us occurred – we found our deceased victim and our investigation is in process,” said Lt. Craig Gleason with the Salt Lake City police department.

Police said before they received the official 911 call there were postings on social media about a fight that they believe led to the shooting.

Police also said they are investigating two scenes they think are connected.  The boy's body was found in a car at 985 South 1100 West in Salt Lake.  At a separate location - 600 North 1000 West- there were gun shell casings found.

“At the very least we know there was another vehicle involved and shots were fired from that vehicle.  We’re looking into the rest of how this whole thing transpired and hoping to be able to get some more information,”  said Det. Richard Chipping with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Additionally, police said they think someone was in the vehicle with Gustin at the time of the shooting, but that they fled the scene.

If you have any information you are encouraged to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.