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‘A lot of tears shed on our street’: Community reacts to Grantsville shooting

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 20:07:58-05

UPDATE: A Utah Valley University spokesperson sent FOX 13 the following statement about an older brother of the family, who was not involved in the incident Friday:

“As a community, we at Utah Valley University express our deepest condolences to Daniel (Danny) Haynie, one of our fellow Wolverines, who experienced unthinkable tragedy last week. We have been in touch with Danny and will support him in any way we can during this difficult time.”

Original story continues below:

GRANTSVILLE, Utah — A shooting that left four dead and one hospitalized in Grantsville has shocked a tight-knit and normally peaceful neighborhood.

One teenager is in custody after police say he shot five people — killing four and wounding another — in the home where they all lived on Eastmoor.

"Grantsville is relatively a quiet community, and we don't see things like this typically," said Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields.

One neighbor spoke to FOX 13 the day after the tragic incident.

“There have been a lot of tears shed on our street," Laurie Bahe said. "It’s really sad and shocking, and just a very terrible situation."

Bahe said the kids were quiet, shy, intelligent and kind — she often saw them out helping neighbors with yardwork and other things.

"I just can’t believe that it happened," she said. "I feel terrible for that family.”

Jason Killian, a stake president with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, issued a statement to FOX 13 in the aftermath of the shooting:

"There are no words to describe our heartbreak and grief. We are devastated and so deeply saddened by what has occurred. We love this family, and will support them and the rest of our small community as we mourn together. We would ask for consideration and sensitivity as we do so, and would refer you to law enforcement for any details about what has happened. We pray for this family and each member of our close community, and invite any who may be struggling to reach out to us for spiritual counseling, and to seek care from mental health professionals for any help they may need. We are grateful for our faith in Jesus Christ, who is with us in our grief and we know He can heal our broken hearts."

Gov. Gary Herbert also made a statement in response to the shooting on Twitter:

The Tooele County School District announced that there will be crisis counseling services available for students in the area on Tuesday.