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Roy man dies from gunfire in fight between teen groups

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A Roy man was shot and killed during a fight between two groups of teens Tuesday night.

Dwight W. Jones, 18, was shot during a fight that involved about six people in front of the Ogden Park Hotel, 247 24th St., about 6:15 p.m., said Ogden Police Lt. Dan Greenhalgh.Two shots were fired during the fight, striking Jones at least once in the upper torso, said Lt. Scott Sangberg. He was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Apparently, a dispute between the two groups of teens began Monday in Roy when one individual allegedly brandished a gun at the other group, Sangberg said. The two groups, traveling in separate cars, happened to run into each other Tuesday night near a major thoroughfare into the city.

The teens, about three in each group, began to fight. One of the teens pulled out a .22-caliber handgun and Jones was shot. Nobody else was seriously injured.

Police say the shooting does not appear to be gang related. However, a suspect has been identified, and a gun has been recovered, Sangberg said.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning.