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Police seek gunman after 3 shot in downtown Salt Lake City

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Posted at 7:14 AM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 14:28:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Three people were shot during a fight in downtown Salt Lake City in the early morning hours on Friday.

All three victims, ages 22, 25, and 31, were expected to be okay, according to Lieutenant Dave Cracroft with the Salt Lake City police department.

One victim was hit in the thigh, one in the calf and one in the arm.

The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Friday in an alleyway behind some bars at 321 South Main Street.

Police initially said early on Friday morning that they believed the shooting was the result of an attempted robbery, but after further investigation they said it was the result of a fight.

During the incident, someone grabbed one of the suspects car keys and threw them. Police used those to track down one of the suspects who turned himself in to police.

32-year-old Justin Singer was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on three counts of Aggravated Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Police, however, don't believe Singer was the shooter. That suspect, as well as possibly others involved, remain at large.