Police seek suspect after teen shot in stomach on SLC sidewalk

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 20:18:40-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Police in Salt Lake City are searching for a suspect after a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the stomach was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The shooting occurred on a sidewalk in the area of 1300 South Emery Street, and Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 5 p.m.

Lt. Hudson with the Salt Lake City Police Department said they are looking for a Hispanic male who stands about 5-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. They aren’t sure if the suspect is an adult or a teen, but he was wearing dark pants and a blue L.A. Dodgers jersey while carrying a revolver

Hudson said at this time the motive for the shooting is unclear, and police did not have specific details about the events leading up to the shooting.

Fox 13 News has reached out to authorities for more information, and we will update this story as more details emerge.