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Man killed, wife wounded in Taylorsville shooting

Police investigate the area in the Majestic Oaks community of Taylorsville after a man was shot and killed at his home Sunday. The man's wife was also injured in the incident.
Police investigate the area in the Majestic Oaks community of Taylorsville after a man was shot and killed at his home Sunday. The man's wife was also injured in the incident.
Barton Glasser, Deseret News

TAYLORSVILLE — A 33-year-old man is dead and his wife was severely injured following a shooting at a Taylorsville mobile home park.

Taylorsville Police Detective Shannon Bennett said a red pickup truck pulled up to one of the homes in the Majestic Oaks complex, 756 W. 4685 South, about 9:10 p.m. and a man exited the vehicle and went to the door of the mobile home. When the man inside opened the door, the man from the truck opened fire.

Bennett said the couple's two daughters ages 12 and 11 and their 15-year-old son witnessed the shooting and were able to describe the assailant as a Hispanic male, average height and build and with a drooping moustache. He was wearing a khaki-colored colored and vest. One of the children called 911 after the shooting and notified police.

Bennett said the children had been moved to a safe place.

A second man was believed to be with the suspect, Bennet said. Yet no description of him was available.

Police have not determined a motive and the investigation is ongoing.

The woman who was injured was able to walk to the ambulance, and police were at the hospital collecting her statement. Her age was unknown late Sunday night.

Carol White was watching television in her nearby home when she heard the gunshots.

"I heard four shots fired and looked out my bedroom window and saw a red pickup truck fly down the street," White said. "Then I heard kids screaming ... and adults, it was all in Spanish, but their was definitely horror in their voices."

— Clayton Norlen