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S.L. POLICE INVESTIGATE 3 DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS

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Salt Lake police are investigating three drive-by shootings on Sunday in which two brothers were injured and two houses were struck by gunfire.

The two brothers, ages 21 and 18, were walking near a laundromat at 309 E. 1300 South about 9:20 p.m. when three men in a car drove by, one of them opening fire with a .22-caliber rifle.The victims were each struck once in the leg. They were treated at a local hospital, then released. Several other shots struck the laundromat.

The shooting apparently stemmed from an incident about noon near 300 E. 900 South when a jacket was stolen.

According to a police report, the incidents may involve gang activity.

Earlier Sunday, about 1 a.m., a convenience store clerk at 1353 W. Indiana Ave. heard five or six shots fired to the south of the store, according to a police report.

Officers discovered five spent .22-caliber casings and then found that the residence at 868 S. Navajo had been struck at least once with a bullet that pierced the front door. A baby had been sleeping in a crib just five feet to the side of the door, the report stated.

About 25 minutes later, a car stopped in front of a house at 1020 W. 700 South. Two youths exited the vehicle, walked to the curb in front of the house next door and fired "two big shots and two to three small ones," according to a police report. The youths then got back into the car and fled.