Victim hospitalized, suspects at large after robbery and shooting at West Valley City store

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 20:14:33-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police are searching for multiple suspects involved in a robbery and shooting that left one victim wounded Friday afternoon.

West Valley City Police say a male suspect and two female accomplices entered African Braiding Salon at 3580 S. Redwood Road around 2:30 p.m. They brandished a gun and demanded money.

At some point in the robbery, a 40-year-old woman who worked at the salon was shot. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

The suspects fled the scene in a maroon sedan. Police described the main suspect as a middle-aged Black man with dreadlocks, and the accomplices as Black females around 16-18 years old.

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Detectives are at the scene collecting evidence and speaking with witnesses, and officers are searching for the suspects.

Anyone who saw the incident or who has any other information that may help the investigation is asked to call WVCPD at 801-840-4000.