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Shooting at Valley Fair Mall leads to active shooter scare

Posted at 6:07 PM, May 08, 2023

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A shooting at the Valley Fair Mall led many to believe there was an an active shooter incident underway on Monday.

Many people contacted FOX 13 News relaying that family members were hiding behind locked doors within the mall after hearing of a shooter.

West Valley City police said a 25-year-old man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hip area around 5:15 p.m.

About 20 minutes later, three juvenile male suspects were taken into custody, and police said a firearm was recovered. The department said no other suspects were thought to be at large. The mall was never placed in lockdown because they knew the suspects fled.

Police are investigating the incident, but believe it was an isolated incident.

An area near the center court of the mall has been closed off to process the crime scene, but the rest of the mall is open for regular business. The mall will be fully open Tuesday.