16-year-old wounded in West Valley City shooting near Hunter Ridge Park

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Aug. 4, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) – West Valley City police investigators are on the scene of a shooting which wounded a 16-year-old boy early Thursday morning.

A WVCPD officer told Gephardt Daily the shooting happened about 3:45 a.m. while the teen was walking near Hunter Ridge Park in the general vicinity of 4300 South 5700 West.

“The information we have is a 16-year-old male was walking home near the park,” the officer said. “He was somehow approached by individuals in a black passenger car, possibly a Honda.

“He was shot once in the leg and had non life-threatening injuries. He’s been transported to the hospital and we are waiting to interview him further.”

There’s no word yet on a possible motive.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.


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