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One man dead after shooting in Springville; Suspect in custody

Posted at 9:13 PM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-22 00:51:17-04

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A 42-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday evening in Springville.

Shortly before 7 p.m., residents called 911 to report gunshots in the area of 250 North and 400 East. Witnesses said they heard three shots fired.

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Police at the scene of a shooting in Springville, Utah, Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Officers responded and found the victim, whose name has not been released, with gunshot wounds on the front porch of a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was initially reported to be at large, but police later gave an update that one person was in custody. The suspect's name has not been released.

The shooting was still under investigation as of Saturday night. Officials could not yet confirm the connection between the suspect and the victim, if any.

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Investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting in Springville on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Springville Police Chief Lance Haight said the gun believed to have been used in the shooting was left at the scene and has been taken in as evidence. He added that there is no threat to public safety.

Investigators have spoken to many witnesses, Haight said, but they are looking for more. Anyone else who saw anything or has information about the shooting is asked to call the department at (801) 489-9421.

This comes just days after another shooting in Springville. According to police, 17-year-old Lily Conroy was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who then shot and killed himself.

As of the latest update, Conroy was still on life support because her organs are being donated to recipients who need them.