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POLICE SUSPECT SHOOTING OF BOY, 17, IS GANG-RELATED

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A 17-year-old boy riding a bicycle on 300 East near 1800 South was shot and seriously wounded Sunday evening in what police suspect was a gang-related incident.

Salt Lake Police Lt. Steve Diamond said the victim, whose name was not released, exchanged words with a youth who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a young woman."The suspect then pulled a handgun and fired at the victim, hitting him once in the side," Diamond said.

The victim underwent surgery at LDS Hospital Sunday night and was reported in serious but stable condition Monday.

Diamond said the victim and the suspect knew each other. The shooting is under investigation, and police are searching for the suspect and the driver of the vehicle.