Teen shot, killed in West Jordan; suspects remain at large

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 11:05:41-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 17-year-old boy was found shot and killed Monday in West Jordan, police say.

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At around 10:45 a.m., police received a call about the shooting in the 3500 West block near 8200 South.

Officers found the teen male after arriving at the house and transported him to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. The identify of the shooting victim was not released.

A neighbor told FOX 13 they heard a couple gun shots before police arrived. Blake Moyer said there had been previous trouble at the home where the shooting occurred.

"I wasn't surprised at that house at all," said Moyer. "I knew something was going to happen at that house."

Moyer said he and police have confronted residents of the home before over their racing down neighborhood streets and allowing garbage to pile up in the yard.

"You just always knew that this house, something big was going to go on here sometime," added Moyer.

Police say the suspects are juvenile males and remain at large, although investigators do have leads they are following up on, according to Rich Bell, Deputy Chief of Police in West Jordan.

"We're going to be digging into the history of our victim, these suspects we're going to be, obviously, working to identify them and make those determinations; did they know each other, if so, how did they know each other?" said Bell.

Police say they have video evidence of the shooting, but did not release any further information into the investigation.

The fatal shooting was the second to have occurred in northern Utah Monday. Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the front of a West Valley City house just after 7 a.m.