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Man experiencing chest pains was actually shot, police say

SALT LAKE CITY — A man who originally told people Tuesday that he was having chest pains had actually been shot, police said.

About 11:40 a.m., a man in his 40s walked into the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 1353 W. Indiana Ave., and told a patron he was experiencing chest pains, said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking.

A customer called 911. When paramedics arrived, they discovered that the pain the man was feeling in his chest was caused by gunshot wound to his shoulder, Wilking said.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. The man was very uncooperative with police, refusing to give his name, where he was shot or who might have shot him, according to the detective.

Investigators believe the man was shot sometime within an hour of when paramedics were called. Detectives were working Tuesday to confirm the man's identity.

— Pat Reavy