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Instagram fundraiser helping family of teen shot in West Valley City

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 11:16:30-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A live charity event is raising money for a teenager hospitalized following last week's fatal shooting in West Valley City.

Ephraim Asiata has been recovering since the shooting last week that left two other teens dead.

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Asiata's father, Matt, appeared from his son's hospital room for a short time to thank everyone for their support and the money raised for their family.

The event, which is currently running on Instagram, started at 6 p.m. and will continue through 6 p.m. Friday.

Special guests such as former Real Salt Lake player Nick Rimando and Utah Jazz great Deron Williams are participating, with the event being hosted by artist Johnathan Miller.