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Victim of overnight shooting in Salt Lake City identified

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 20:01:25-05

One person died Saturday morning after being shot in Salt Lake City.

SLC Police received a call of a reported shooting at 1172 W. California Avenue just before 2 a.m.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a man in his early 20s had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition but later died from those injuries.

Later on Saturday, police identified him as 28-year-old Emilio Salazar.

It is believed an altercation broke out during a gathering at the home, and the victim was shot.

Police are investigating if the shooting may have been gang-related.

A suspect has not been arrested in connection to the shooting, but authorities believe there is no immediate danger to the community.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.