Four members of a Utah family, including three children, are dead and a fifth is in the hospital after a family member opened fire Friday evening inside a Grantsville residence, according to local police.
The teenage male suspect was taken into custody at a Tooele hospital after he was driven there, along with the surviving victim, by a third person who happened to visit the home following the shooting, said Grantsville police Cpl. Rhonda Fields. Police believe no one else participated in the apparent homicides and there is no further threat to the public.
“It’s a tragic event anytime something of this nature happens. It affects the community; it doesn’t matter if it’s a small city or a big city,” said Brent Marshall, the mayor of the city located 35 miles west of Salt Lake City. “People know each other and that has an emotional effect on everybody.”
The Salt Lake Tribune has a full write up here.
Grantsville Police said the fifth shooting victim is still in the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police said the person arrested for the shooting is a teenager. He is currently being held in a youth detention center.
KUTV Channel 2 shared more details of the case that remains baffling to townspeople.
We’ll be tracking coverage of this case and will bring you updates as we receive them.