Sandy teenager shot and killed, and police are searching for a suspect

A teenager was shot and killed in Sandy on Friday morning, and police are looking for a suspect.

According to the Sandy Police Department, a 17-year-old boy was shot shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Saphire Drive near 1100 East. The teenager was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, and died there.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police are looking for a green, older model Ford Explorer. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees the Explorer is asked to call police at 801-799-3000.

Sandy police also tweeted that a suspect “fled the area and there is no immediate concern for residents in the area.” Saphire Drive will, however, remain closed for “several hours” while the investigation continues.

The Salt Lake Tribune will update this article.