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Shooting outside Midvale wedding party leaves one dead

Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 07, 2021

MIDVALE, Utah — A man was shot and killed late Saturday night after attending a wedding in Midvale.

Just after 11:25 p.m., Unified Police responded to a shooting at 145 East Fort Union Blvd., where they found a man had been shot.

Despite life saving efforts from wedding guests and first responders, the man was declared dead at the scene.

He was identified as 28-year-old Oscar Avila of Midvale.

Avila was at the wedding party when the suspect(s) showed up uninvited and fired the fatal gunshots.

Police have not given a suspect name or description at this time, but witnesses and any others with information about the incident are asked to call 801-840-4000.

"Any little piece of evidence, no matter if you think it is irrelevant or maybe not exactly it, it can add a piece to the puzzle that helps us solve this," UPD Sgt. Melody Cutler said.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related, which they said makes it difficult to get witnesses to come forward. They added that they believe it was targeted and that there is no further threat to the public.