18-year-old charged with shooting in Sandy

The shooting may have had gang ties, according to police.

An 18-year-old man was charged Friday with allegedly shooting two kids in Sandy.

Two boys, 13 and 14 years old, were shot last week close to the TRAX station near 200 E 8800. Both children survived the shooting. Police originally said one child was 12, but charging documents say he is 13.

The man who shot them may have done so because one of the boys was in an enemy gang, according to charging documents.

The victims were walking to a friend’s house from the TRAX station when a car they didn’t recognize pulled up beside them, according to the documents. Someone in the car asked “where you from?” and then they heard clicking. The boys began to run, and continued running until they hid behind a chicken coop at a nearby business. The business owner heard them screaming that they had been shot and called 911.

One of the victims told police he had been worried something might happen because he was “banged out,” apparently meaning he was dressed in gang attire.

The man arrested and charged for the shooting has ties to an enemy gang, according to police.

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