Family talks about shooting in Liberty Park after Pioneer Day fireworks show

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 20:30:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police detectives are searching for a suspect in a shooting at a downtown park, Monday night.

At about 10 p.m., gunfire at Liberty Park tainted the end of the Pioneer Day fireworks show, which sent thousands of families running to safety.

The Bueche-Robbins family released cellphone video of the aftermath while the were there.

One man was shot in the leg but Salt Lake City police say he will be OK. They do believe it was gang-related but have not confirmed that.

Eleven-year-old Christian Robbins had been watching the fireworks with his mom, Tara, his dad, Dustin and his baby sister. It turned into a terrifying night.

"I was scared,” Christian said. “What if my sister would have gotten shot and that?"

Christian's mother Tara Bueche said, "A bunch of family and friends were here and they were all scattered up and down here so all I could think was everyone needs to get going get moving let’s go!"

Bueche started fearing the worst, not knowing exactly who or what was happening.

"My first thought was it was a mass shooting because it's been happening so often.  I just imagined like bullets coming through just at everybody," she said.

But police say it was one bullet and it struck a 26-year-old man in the leg. Officers detained a couple underage people but so far there are no suspects.

The shooting was enough to keep Bueche fired up all night.

"I'm seriously like still shaky about it because it's just so stressful," she said.

If you have any information about the shooting call Salt Lake Police at 801-799-3000.