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2 young men killed in overnight Magna shooting

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 00:35:59-04

MAGNA, Utah — Two men, ages 18 and 19, were killed in a shooting early Sunday morning in Magna.

According to Unified Police, officers and medical personnel responded to reports of three people shot around 1 a.m. at a house party near 3600 South and 8600 West.

A girl under the age of 18 survived and is in fair condition, according to Unified Police.

Two men — later identified as 19-year-old Juan Valentine Rodriguez and 18-year-old Ivan Valenzuela — died from gunshot wounds.

One of the victims was declared dead at the scene, while the other was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead there.

An investigation is underway, and police said they interviewed possible witnesses at the party and obtained a search warrant to collect evidence.

They are still working to determine who the shooter was and why it happened.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is asked to call UPD at (801) 743-7000.