MAGNA — A 17-year-old boy and an adult bystander were injured during a drive-by shooting near 3500 South and 7200 West on Tuesday morning, according to police.
The man, a state worker, was hit by a stray bullet, according to Unified police. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, and the teen was in fair condition, Unified police detective Chuck Malm said.
The incident happened just after 10 a.m. at a Utah Transit Authority bus stop near the State Liquor Store, 7250 W. 3500 South. Malm said the teen was at the bus stop when a vehicle, possibly with multiple people inside, drove up.
"They have words. (It) sounds like there's a beef between the two," Malm said.
The vehicle drove off, he said, but returned to the bus stop about 10 minutes later. This time, multiple shots were fired at the teen, Malm said. The state worker, who was behind the teen in the parking lot of the liquor store, possibly picking up trash, was also hit, he said.
Information about what state agency the man worked for was not immediately available. The suspects were last seen driving a dark-colored, hatchback-type vehicle, possibly a small SUV, Malm said.1 comment on this story
The incident prompted several nearby schools — including Lake Ridge Elementary, Copper Hills Elementary and Matheson Junior High — to shelter, according to the Granite School District. There was no direct threat to students, district officials said.
"School is proceeding as normal inside each of the schools. Parents and visitors will not be allowed on campuses until protocol is lifted by police," district administrators posted on Twitter.
More information about the shooting will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact police at 801-743-700.