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Man critically injured in Kearns shooting

The Unified Police Department is investigating a shooting in Kearns at 4300 W. 5015 South that left a man hospitalized in critical condition.
The Unified Police Department is investigating a shooting in Kearns at 4300 W. 5015 South that left a man hospitalized in critical condition.
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KEARNS — One man was shot and critically injured Saturday and the gunman was on the loose after a late afternoon dispute broke out at the David Gourley Park.

One witness heard a couple of gunshots in the 5:25 p.m. incident at 5015 S. 4300 West, and saw two men running in opposite directions, said Unified police detective Jared Richardson.

Not long afterward, the victim called emergency dispatchers for assistance and was rushed to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Richardson said a K-9 team was combing the park for any physical evidence as officers tried to piece together details of the shooting and apprehend the gunman.

Because of the numerous homes near the park, Richardson said police were hoping someone may have seen something about what played out in the confrontation. Anyone who may have information is asked to call police at 801-743-7000.

Little was known about the victim or the gunman, who is described as an African-American man in his 20s.