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SLCPD investigating fatal shooting

Posted at 6:09 AM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 11:47:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police are investigating a fatal shooting Monday morning.

It happened around 4:30 and 5 a.m. near the intersection of 500 W and 900 S.

Police said the victim, a man between the ages of 35 and 40, had been living in a tent as part of an encampment in the area.

"There are some folks experiencing homelessness back there. There are several tents. We know where that scene is, the specific tent that that scene is in, so we treat it just like any other scene," said Sgt. Keith Horrocks, SLCPD.

Police are interviewing a witness to obtain further information, and they're looking for a dark-colored sedan they believe is connected to the shooting.

The intersection is expected to be closed for several hours.

SLCPD officials believe the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.