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Provo Police looking for leads on drive-by shooting

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 21:29:02-04

PROVO, Utah — Police are asking the public for information after a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in Provo.

According to Provo Police, the shooting occurred around 6 p.m. near 650 West and 100 North.

Police radio reported at the initial moments that “Any units on this call we have a maroon Nissan that was shooting at a silver Mazda sedan near this address.”

One vehicle was shot multiple times, but no injuries were reported.

"The initial call came out about 6 pm last night,” Sgt. Nick Dupaix with Provo Police said. “There were shots fired at a vehicle… we had multiple officers respond to the area.”

The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the shooting stemmed from a road rage altercation.

Sgt. Dupaix said the victim witnessed the red Nissan speeding by her home.

The victim yelled at the car to slow down and to her surprise the vehicle came to a complete stop and started reversing towards her.

Fearing for her safety, the victim got in her own car and tried to drive away.

“This red sedan was following behind very close” Sgt. Dupaix said. “The victim ended up pulling over and the suspect vehicle pulled alongside and said do you have a problem with me and started firing shots.”

This moment was caught on camera from a nearby home, it shows what happened moments before the shooting.

“I mean it's a bit nerve racking” Shannon, the woman whose cameras caught the incident said adding that “our neighbor was watching from her window and actually saw the gun held out the window.”

Police have not identified suspects yet. However, they do not believe there is any further threat to the public.

The vehicle that police believe was involved is a maroon 2010-ish Nissan Altima 2010, with fire damage to the rear of the car.

“We posted photos of the vehicle to twitter and Facebook if you would please take a look at that vehicle we’ve noticed that it is possible a red Nissan Sentra or Altima and it looks like the rear trunk might have either some fire damage or some type of black covering on the trunk,” Sgt. Dupaix said.

The occupants in the vehicle are believed to be a Hispanic male and a Hispanic female with blonde hair and glasses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Provo Police Department at (801)852-6210.