A Holladay man died Monday morning of a gunshot wound suffered late Sunday in Jordan Park. Police have no suspects.
Gordon L. Winslow, 46, 2064 E. 4675 South, was shot once in the chest while apparently lighting firecrackers in the park, 1000 S. Ninth West.Witnesses told police they heard firecrackers throughout the evening Sunday. About 10:30 p.m., the witnesses observed a man on his hands and knees near a van, which was parked between a playground and the south fence of the International Peace Gardens.
Several shots were fired, then two people, possibly juveniles, were seen running away, according to police reports.
A short time later, the man got in the van and tried to exit the park but crashed into a fence.
The witnesses ran to help and noticed Winslow was injured, said homicide squad Sgt. Don Bell. They asked him what had happened and he replied, "Nothing." When police arrived, Winslow, lying on the van's floor but still conscious, told officers he didn't know why he was shot but said he thought one of his assailants called the other "Mario."
"He had a chance to tell us everything that went on but he didn't," Bell said. Spent illegal fireworks were found in the van, but no weapons were recovered.
Winslow, who was wearing only a pair of shorts, was taken to LDS Hospital, where he died about 6:15 a.m., a hospital spokesman said.