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BULLET GRAZES A DRIVER AT S.L. INTERSECTION

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A Salt Lake man was grazed in the head by a bullet Saturday during an apparent drive-by shooting at the intersection of 900 West and 1300 South.

About 5 p.m., Gary L. Ballinger, 68, was stopped in the northbound lanes of 900 West at 1300 East when he heard some shots being fired from a southbound car stopped at the same intersection, said Lt. Dennis Tueller. One bullet entered Ballinger's truck and grazed his head.Ballinger was able to drive home and call police. He was later treated at LDS Hospital and released.

A short time after the shooting took place, a Parks and Recreation employee spotted a car matching the description of one car involved in the incident and tried to stop it, said Tueller. A male juvenile occupant fled on foot and was seen throwing something into a surplus canal near 1200 West and 1700 South. The teen then jumped in and attempted to swim across but was apprehended by police before he could escape.

Police recovered a small-caliber slug from Ballinger's truck and searched the canal Saturday night for a weapon.