2 found dead in Taylorsville after reported shooting

A stray bullet also hit the window of a passing car, police said.

(Taylorsville Police Department) Taylorsville police investigate the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were located early Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 after a reported shooting.

Two people were found fatally shot in Taylorsville early Wednesday, but police say there’s no apparent danger to the public.

According to Taylorsville police, officers received a report of gunshots in the area of 4700 South and 3600 West at about 5 a.m. When they arrived, they found a woman on the sidewalk of a gas station who had suffered “multiple gunshot wounds,” according to Sgt. Jake Hill. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

As officers began investigating the woman’s death, they received a report of a “passer-by whose car window had been shot out,” Hill said. The driver was not injured, but his car’s back window was shattered by an apparent stray bullet.

That led police to the body of a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. He was found near 4700 South and 3500 West, about a block east of the woman.

“We’re working to identify the two,” Hill said. The woman is believed to have been between the ages of 30-40, and the man is believed to have been about 30. “We’re trying to figure out who they were and if they had a previous relationship.”

Based on witnesses and available evidence, police believe the man and woman were the only two people involved in the shooting, and do not believe there is any danger to the public.

Asked if the deaths are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, Hill declined to say, stating only that detectives continue to investigate.

No further details were released as of Wednesday evening.