One man is dead and another is in critical condition following a shootout Friday night at a Midvale motel, police said.
Police responded to shots in the area at 10:15 p.m., said Midvale Police Capt. Dan Pearson.A man and a woman were staying in a room at the Discovery Motor Inn, 380 W. 7200 South, when three males entered with guns, police said. The man and the woman were also apparently armed and exchanged gunfire with the intruders.
One of the three intruders ran from the room trailing blood. He ran down the stairs and across the parking lot to a waiting car. Other hotel guests said they heard shots and saw the second victim being dragged down the stairs across the parking lot to the same waiting car.
The injured men drove themselves to Cottonwood Hospital. One was flown by helicopter to LDS Hospital, where he later died. Another man was in critical condition early Saturday at Cottonwood, while the third man was uninjured.
All those involved were taken into custody. Pearson said the case is part of an ongoing investigation.