SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and a third is critically injured after a shooting on a sidewalk in suburban Salt Lake City.
Police say the shooting in West Valley City stemmed from a dispute between two groups of students associated with different schools.
More than one person was taken into custody, but police didn’t not immediately say how many.
Hunter High School and three other schools were placed under shelter-in-place protocols due to the shooting, but those were later lifted.
Their exterior doors were secured and no one was allowed on or off school campuses.
The investigation also closed several roads in the area of Mountain View Corridor
Two juveniles are dead and one critically injured after a shooting in West Valley City.
The shooting occurred on a sidewalk along 4100 South and the Mountain View Corridor.
Three 14-year-old males and one 15-year-old are now in custody in connection to the incident.
According to a police spokesperson, the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two groups of students apparently from Hunter High School and another school.
Officers were also seen at locations in a neighborhood near the school were evidence was discovered.
Hunter High School, along with several other Granite School District schools, were originally placed under shelter-in-place protocols due to the shooting; however, all protocols have now been lifted.
Because students may know some of the victims, grief counselors are being made available at the schools
“Our hearts are broken that this has occurred,” said Ben Horsley with the Granite School District.
Under the shelter-in-place protocols that were lifted, Hunter High School, Hunter Junior High, Hillside and Whittier Elementary Schools order had their exterior doors secured and no one was allowed on or off school campuses.
“I am deeply saddened to learn about the horrible act of gun violence that occurred today near Hunter High School,” tweeted Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “We must never accept the shootings of children as norm. This is heartbreaking and frustrating. My deepest sympathies go out to the victims and their families and to everyone at the school affected by this senseless shooting.”