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‘It’s scary;' neighbors react to deadly Kearns shooting

Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 19:24:07-05

KEARNS, Utah — The victim of a shooting in Kearns Tuesday has been identified by Unified Police as 32-year-old Alonso Gerardo Garcia-Mendoza from Kearns.

As of Wednesday afternoon, no suspects had been identified or arrested by police.

Read: 1 killed, 2 injured in Kearns shooting

The shooting occurred around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse at 5305 West 5400 South.

The meetinghouse is near several neighborhoods. It was scary, neighbor Chrissy Lord said.

“I was just sitting on my couch relaxing and I just heard maybe 5 or 6 gunshots,” she said.

Soon the neighborhood was filled with police, neighbor Brittany Dekairelle said.

“It is really scary. We have great neighbors, and this is a good neighborhood and people watch out for each other,” she said.

The women said that the neighborhood is usually a comfortable place.

“I love the neighborhood. It is quiet and safe, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else,” Lord said.

Police are looking a red Saturn, pictured below, in connection to the shooting.

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Anyone who recognizes the car or has any other potentially relevant information on the incident is asked to call the department at 801-743-7000.