MAGNA — Reports of shots fired from a car into a Wendy's restaurant window forced temporary lockdowns at two elementary schools nearby on Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
The Unified Police Department was searching for a pair of juveniles driving a gold Mazda sedan, it said. Detectives interviewed two youths who they believed were driving the car, but later released them, saying they were no longer suspects.
Officers gave few details on what happened at the fast-food restaurant near the intersection of 3500 South and 8000 West.7 comments on this story
A bullet hole could be seen through one of the shop's front windows, and another window had shattered. Officers Wednesday afternoon were standing on the sidewalk near a handgun wrapped in a white, paper fast-food bag on the grass.
Makayla Mclelland, who was in the fast-food restaurant, said she heard popping noises but didn't recognize them as gunfire.
"My boyfriend noticed it was gunshots, and he grabbed me by the arm and pulled me down to the ground," she said.
Children at Pleasant Green and Lake Ridge elementary were allowed to go home about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Granite School District said.