Teen shot in neck at West Jordan home, police say

Published: Saturday, Feb. 18 2012 10:00 p.m. MST

WEST JORDAN — Police are investigating the shooting of a teenager who was hospitalized Saturday with a gunshot wound to his neck.

Police are unsure about the circumstances surrounding the shooting at the West Jordan home at 5176 W. 8820 South, said West Jordan police officer Ian Adams. The victim is a 15-year-old boy.

"He was conscious and able to talk to (emergency responders)," Adams said. "But he is in serious condition and has been flown to Primary Children's (Medical Center)."

Officers will question family members in an effort to determine exactly what happened. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. while family members were in the home, he said.

Investigators are trying to figure out what kind of weapon was used and who — if anyone — was with the teen when the gun went off.

Jasen Lee, Twitter: JasenLee1

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