WEST VALLEY CITY — Two teenagers injured in an officer-involved shooting remained hospitalized Wednesday with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Many questions remained unanswered Wednesday about what led up to the confrontation between an off-duty West Valley police officer and the teen boys at the Village at Rivers Edge complex, 1250 W. 3301 South.
The confrontation happened about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. A West Valley police officer who has been with the department for three years but "was not on regularly scheduled duty," was at the apartment complex, said police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku.
"We're not releasing any information about why he was at that location," she said.
Vainuku also declined to say whether the officer was in uniform at the time. The first time emergency dispatchers learned that the officer was at the complex was when he radioed that he had been shot, she said.
The officer, whose name was not released, was treated at a local hospital for a single gunshot wound and was later released. Police also declined Wednesday to release specific information about his injuries or where he was shot.
After the shooting, a pickup truck carrying two teenagers drove away from the complex and was later spotted at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where the boys were admitted. One teen suffered a single gunshot wound and the other was shot twice, Vainuku said.1 comment on this story
Updated conditions on the boys were not immediately known. Vainuku said both boys were being watched by police and when they are released from the hospital, they will immediately be booked into juvenile detention.
"At this time, we do not believe there are outstanding suspects in this case," she said.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Vainuku said investigators had not yet had a chance to interview either the officer or the two teens. She said there were still many questions about what led up to the confrontation and investigators did not want to speculate on what happened.
The Unified Police Department is conducting an independent review of the police shooting.