A man was killed and four others were injured during a drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City early Sunday morning.
Police say Sean Amone, 20, was standing in a group outside a home at 1534 N. General Drive near Westpointe Park when the gunfire began. Multiple agencies responded to a call to that address around 2 a.m., according to a FOX 13 report. Officials said they found Amone dead at the scene. Four others who were injured were hospitalized.
The victims were attending a graduation party, according to an email sent out by Larry Madden, the superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District. The email identified Amone as a graduate of West High and said the other victims included two recent graduates of West as well as older graduates of West and Highland high schools.
“We know their families are valued members of the neighborhood community,” Madden wrote, “and many of them have siblings, family members, and friends who attend our schools.”
In the email, he advised parents to keep an eye out for signs of distress in their children and said school counseling teams will available at all district schools from Monday through Friday.
Police are looking for a white, older-model sedan that may have been involved in the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 801-799-3000 and reference case 21-96966.
“In situations like this, especially when victims are innocent bystanders, it may be tempting for our young people to try to take matters into their own hands,” Madden wrote. “Please talk to your students and encourage them to deal with the emotions they may be feeling by speaking with a counselor or other trusted source.”
Any student or parent who needs assistance connecting to resources can call the district’s Student Services Department at 801-578-8206 or visit slcschools.org/departments/student-services.
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