SOUTH SALT LAKE — A woman was shot three times and critically injured early Sunday when police say men who were fighting with each other fired 19 shots into a crowd of people.
The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. outside Scallywags Bar, 3040 S. State.
Two patrons got into a fight inside the bar and security escorted them out of the business and into the parking lot, according to South Salt Lake police.
"Once outside the bar, the fight erupted again when a glass was thrown," police spokesman Gary Keller said in a statement. "Two males ran to a vehicle and retrieved a handgun and an assault rifle and began shooting into a group of people in the parking lot."
A woman was hit during the gunfire and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, he said. Her name was not released.
Police arrested Stephano Tuisila, 22, and Falefatu Fatiau, 27. After being involved in a fight, the two men left the bar with a group of friends and "obtained firearms," Salt Lake County Jail reports state.
Fatiau admitted firing 11 rounds from a .223 rifle while Tuisila admitted firing one round from a handgun, the reports say. Reports indicate that a third person fired seven shots but who that person is was unclear Sunday.
Tuisila was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault and 19 counts of felony discharge of a firearm. Fatiau, was booked for investigation of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and 19 counts of felony discharge of a firearm.
Police said one man involved in the fight inside the bar was hospitalized in serious condition with injuries suffered during the fight.