MIDVALE — A 16-year-old boy suffered minor injuries in a shooting in the parking lot of Midvale Middle School early Thursday.
Officers received two calls of shots fired near 7852 S. Pioneer Street about 12:40 a.m. About 30 minutes later, Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said dispatchers received another call, this time from a witness reporting that a male was seen carrying another male over his shoulder and running from the area.
Officers who responded to the school found a blood trail and shell casings in the parking lot, but the victim and suspects were gone, she said.6 comments on this story
A 16-year-old boy later showed up at St. Mark's Hospital with a gunshot wound to his ankle, Gray said. The boy has been uncooperative with detectives, she said.
Although no threat was made directly to the school and the victim is not believed to be a student at the school, Gray said extra officers were called to patrol the school Thursday as a precaution.
Investigators were expected to check school surveillance cameras on Thursday to see if they captured any of the events. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 801-743-7000.