Police investigate after man found with gunshot wound at Amazon fulfillment center

The man was apparently shot Saturday, then went to work, where police were called Sunday.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) A semi-truck exits the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Police in Midvale are investigating how an Amazon employee apparently suffered a gunshot wound to the leg on Saturday night.

Salt Lake City police received a call from the Amazon Fulfillment Center at 777 N 5600 W at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday about a man with a wrapped gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, police learned that the man was a new employee who had reported hearing a commotion around the area of 7900 S and Main Street in Midvale on Saturday night, then felt a burning sensation in his leg. The man then went to work at the fulfillment center, where the call to police was placed Sunday.

The man was taken to a hospital, where doctors confirmed that the wound was due to a gunshot, and that the bullet had traveled completely through his leg.

Police on Sunday initially referred to the employee as a delivery driver, but Amazon on Monday said the employee was not a driver, though he worked at the fulfillment center.

The Unified Police Department continues to investigate.

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