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Kearns shelter in place lifted after suspect taken into custody

Posted at 7:29 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 00:03:37-04

KEARNS, Utah — A shelter in place was lifted Wednesday night in Kearns near the recreation center after police took a suspect into custody.

The recreation center is located at 5670 S. Cougar Lane, 4800 West.

Unified Police asked nearby residents to shelter in place "until further notice," but the order was lifted just after 7:30 p.m.

Officials said an 18-year-old man is in custody after he got in a fight with his siblings at home, fired two rounds at them and then fled on foot, armed with two firearms.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with UPD said today has been an extremely busy day for officers, but they're extremely grateful that nobody was injured.

“It has been a busy day for us," Cutler said. "We’re hoping this is not a prediction of the summer to come, but a lot of violence today. Both firearms out and shooting at people. The good news in all of this is in all the rounds fired today not a single injury, so we’re very grateful for that.”

No injuries have been reported.