One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Salt Lake City apartment complex Monday evening.
At 7:40 p.m., Salt Lake City police announced the shooting and “an active law enforcement search” at the Seasons at Pebble Creek apartment complex, near the intersection of 1700 South and Redwood Road.
Witnesses told officers there was “a very large commotion, a fight” just before shots were fired, police spokesman Brent Weisberg said. After the shooting, those witnesses saw several people leave in cars.
Officers later pulled over one of them on Redwood Road — one of two sites along the roadway where police were collecting evidence related to the shooting Monday evening. The other site was where another car stopped; both cars were carrying an injured person, police said.
Police hadn’t announced any arrests as of 10 p.m. Monday.
Weisberg said officers found “a very chaotic scene” when they first arrived at the apartments, with people telling them someone had been shot inside a unit. Officers went inside and found a person with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers tried CPR and used a tourniquet, but that person died.
Two others were being treated at hospitals for gunshot wounds. Weisberg said one was in “serious” condition and the other was “critical.” Another victim sought treatment for a minor injury from an assault inside the apartment, police said.
The people inside the apartment likely knew each other and the shooting wasn’t random, police said.
Investigators first believed the shooting stemmed from a home invasion but later said it was more likely that the shooting occurred after some kind of fight.
While officers initially urged people to stay away from the scene at the apartment, they announced it was secure about an hour later. On Monday evening, children walked around the complex, gathering outside units behind the complex’s metal fencing.
Other residents sat on upper-floor balconies, watching as officers looked into car windows in the parking lot below.
An officer with a bloodhound — brought in to sniff for evidence, like the suspect’s scent — was also called to the scene.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 801-799-3000.