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Two minors injured after fight escalates to shooting in Clinton

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 00:47:24-04

CLINTON, Utah — Two juvenile victims were shot after a fight between two groups escalated late Saturday night in Davis County.

Clinton City Police tell FOX 13 News that the incident occurred just before midnight in the area of 2300 North 1300 West.

A fight broke out between two groups of people, which led to shots being fired. Two minors were struck by bullets, but they are both expected to survive.

Edgel Gillespie said he was inside watching a movie with his family Saturday night when he heard 15 to 20 gunshots ring out.

"We heard a bunch of gunshots, and they went off too rapidly to be fireworks," he said.

Gillespie went outside afterward to see what happened.

"Came upon a body sitting here in the gutter, over here by my house," he said. "He was crying out for help."

He then went inside to get some rags and help the victim. However, he said by the time he got outside, police had arrived in front of his home.

"We're looking at around about 50 responders, you know, with the fire department, ambulance and police officers from three different areas," Gillespie said.

Gillespie shared video with FOX 13 News from the balcony of his home as he watched first responders take care of what he said was a pretty chaotic scene.

"Paramedics are on scene now checking the victim out," Gillespie said while watching the video. "Taking him over the ambulance to carry him away."

Police believe this is an isolated incident with no imminent danger to the public.

"Although suspects are outstanding, we do not believe there is an immediate threat to the public at this time," the department wrote in an update provided Sunday afternoon.

Gillespie said this incident has a lot of people really concerned.

"This is a critical situation, children getting shot in our streets," he said.

Clinton Police are asking anyone with any photos, videos, or information about what led up to the incident is asked to call them at 801-614-0800.