Ute tribal officer shoots 2 people after ‘UTV incident’

The FBI is investigating the shooting in Duchesne County.

The FBI is investigating after two “non-tribal individuals” were shot by a Ute Indian Tribe Fish and Wildlife officer on Sunday.

According to a news release, officers from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the shooting on Ute tribal lands near Uinta Canyon just north of Neola. The two people — a man and a woman whose names have not been released by authorities — had been shot “following a UTV incident on tribal lands.”

The man and the woman were taken to hospitals, and their condition is unknown. No other information about them has been released.

According to an FBI statement, the Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife officer was not injured. The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the shooting, with the assistance of the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office.

“As this investigation is ongoing, no further information will be released at this time,” according to the FBI.

Sunday’s police shooting was the ninth in Utah so far this year, according to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune. The most recent was July 11 in Salt Lake City, when police shot a man who allegedly set his yard on fire, threatened responding firefighters and pointed a gun at arriving officers. The man was not seriously injured.