Teenager struck in drive-by shooting, believed to be gang-related

Published: Friday, July 20 2012 3:06 p.m. MDT

WEST VALLEY CITY — A teenage boy was shot late Thursday in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.

The shooting occurred in a trailer park near 4300 South and 4000 West around 9:15 p.m., West Valley City Police Sgt. John Pearce said. Multiple shots were fired at a 15-year-old boy who was sitting near a trailer.

One round grazed the teenager and Pearce said the teen was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. It was unclear where he was hit.

Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related and may involve a red Ford Explorer. Detectives were following up on leads.

Emiley Morgan

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