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Several rounded up in gang shootings

Published February 22, 2006 1:18 am

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Salt Lake City police have made several arrests in connection with a pair of unconnected gang-related shootings, one of which left two people with injuries.

Two gang members were shot in their lower legs about 10:05 p.m. outside a store at 726 N. Redwood Road.

According to police, the pair left the store and were about to get into their car when two other gang members approached them. At least one of the gang members shot at the other two, who were wearing a rival gang's colors but were not in the rival gang, police said.

Police arrested a 16-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 27-year-old in connection with the shooting.

Earlier in the day, a neighborhood mobile watch team patrolling the neighborhood reported four shots were fired from one vehicle to another at 300 S. Pueblo Street (1440 West) about 7:55 p.m. Police said both vehicles were affiliated with the same gang.

An officer spotted one of the vehicles leaving the scene and tried to pull it over. The vehicle stopped, but as the officer approached, it drove off, according to police.

A pursuit began.

About 853 S. Pueblo, however, the suspects' vehicle broke down because its parking brake was engaged. The driver, 15, was arrested on suspicion of felony fleeing as was the 19-year-old passenger.

The second vehicle was found at the registered owner's address. The suspected gunman, a 16-year-old, was booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault.

- Justin Hill