Salt Lake City police detain two individuals after an early morning shooting in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Salt Lake City police investigate the scene of an early morning shooting in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Salt Lake City police investigate the scene of an early morning shooting in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A 16-year-old boy was inches away from being critically wounded late Monday when he was grazed by a bullet in what police are calling a gang-related confrontation.

The incident prompted officers to respond to a house near 980 North and 1500 West with a SWAT team about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. By 8:45 a.m., four people had been removed from the house and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

By late Tuesday afternoon, police announced that a 17-year-old boy has been booked into juvenile detention for investigation of aggravated assault and other charges. The others were released.

The incident began about 11:30 p.m. Monday when the victim got into a fight with another group on the Jordan Parkway Trail near 500 North and 1500 West, Wilking said. During the confrontation, a gun was fired and the 16-year-old's lips were grazed by a bullet, he said.

The boy was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Based on information collected by investigators, police were led to the house at 981 N. Cornell St. A SWAT team was called out and held containment on the house. By 8:30 a.m. police convinced a juvenile to come out and surrender without incident, he said.

Wilking said the original confrontation was believed to be gang-related. He did not know if the encounter on the parkway was a planned meeting or how many total people were involved.