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Woman dead in Salt Lake City shooting

The shooting happened at the corner of 100 South and 800 West.

(Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake Tribune) A block near 100 South and 800 West in Salt Lake City is cordoned off by police investigating a homicide in the area that occurred the morning of Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.

Salt Lake City police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning at the corner of 100 South and 800 West, authorities say.

At about 9:20 a.m., police received a call about possible shots fired, said Sgt. Mark Wian with the Salt Lake City Police Department. At the scene, responding officers found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound, Wian said. On Monday night, police identified her as 50-year-old Anetupou Niualiku.

Officers and paramedics attempted CPR, but Niualiku was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Wian did not provide further details pending the “ongoing and very active” investigation. There does not appear to be an immediate danger to the public, he said.

A neighbor told The Salt Lake Tribune that his surveillance camera captured some of what happened. He said the video appears to show a vehicle rapidly driving east on 100 South toward 800 West before making a U-turn.

About five minutes later, the video shows what appears to be the same vehicle drive down 100 South again and turn south onto 800 West, the neighbor said. The camera picks up the sound of three gunshots at 9:21 a.m., and then appears to show the vehicle speeding down 800 West heading north, he said.

The neighbor said he gave the video to police.

Wian encouraged any witnesses to call 801-799-3000 and mention case number 22-13510 with any information.

“These are very extensive investigations,” Wian said. “We want to make sure that no stone is left unturned. We want to sift though all the details and make sure that we have all the information that we can.”

— Tribune reporter Kolbie Peterson contributed to this story.

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