1 dead after early morning shooting in downtown Salt Lake City

Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 03, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — Police say one person was shot and killed early Sunday morning in downtown Salt Lake City.

The individual was later identified as 35-year-old Anetone Simanu.

Officers responded to a 911 call just after 4 a.m. in the area of 128 West 300 South and found people performing life-saving measures on Simanu. The officers took over, but the Simanu soon died at the scene, which was described as being "large and chaotic."

Two people were arrested for interfering with the investigation but none for the shooting itself, which police say occurred in a parking lot between Pierpont Avenue and 300 South.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police as officials believe there are individuals who know what happened but are not coming forward.