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Update: Shooting in Salt Lake City; Black 16 Year Old Male Shot By Police

Update: Shooting in Salt Lake City; Black 16 Year Old Male Shot By Police

 UPDATE 3 by Fox13

Witnesses at the scene tell FOX 13 News' Robert Boyd police officers shot a male who was involved in a fight, however authorities have yet to confirm any details regarding the shooting.

Witnesses say a black 16-year-old boy was shot four times and taken to the hospital. Condition is unknown.

— Robert Boyd (@Robertboydfox13) February 28, 2016

Officers from Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Unified PD and Utah Highway Patrol were on scene and were observed to be attempting to get several large crowds of people to disperse from the area. Witnesses report those people were upset with the police response to the altercation. The incident occurred near a homeless shelter.

Witnesses say people then started making threats toward police, some of those people were tasered and hit with pepper spray.

— Robert Boyd (@Robertboydfox13) February 28, 2016

UPDATE 2 by @SLCScanner (via Twitter) 

Police are reporting a gang related officer involved shooting. Multiple agencies have responded with riot gear. People are throwing glass bottles and large rocks at police trying to start a riot. Suspect down with multiple gunshots but still breathing. UTA Trax trains in/out of area have all been stopped. Multiple people in custody. Surrounding streets closed. Several people tazed. One officer hit by a rock but no serious injury. 

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UPDATE 1 by KSL News

SALT LAKE CITY — Shots were fired in the Rio Grande St. area in Salt Lake on Saturday night, Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed.

Multiple agencies were called to respond for assistance.

So far, law enforcement officials have not released any information about who was fired upon or if there were anyone was wounded.

KSL-TV's Sandra Yi reported there were many angry people out on the street. According to witnesses, glass and rocks were being thrown at police officers.

Police rerouted traffic in the area and have asked the public to avoid the area. UTA rails were closed around the area near 200 South 500 West.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.


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