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Man shoots stranger at a South Salt Lake TRAX station as passengers disembark a bus

SOUTH SALT LAKE — One man is in the hospital and another is in jail after a man confronted passengers leaving a bus at a South Salt Lake TRAX station, shooting haphazardly and hitting one man in the leg.

Utah Transit Authority officials said the man yelled at passengers as they disembarked a bus around 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Meadowbrook Station, 3900 S. 300 West. The man then pulled out a gun, and without aiming it anywhere in particular, fired a single shot.

That bullet hit another man in the leg, and the shooter tried to run from the scene but was apprehended by UTA police about five minutes after someone called for help. Police were still looking for the weapon an hour after the incident.

Police said they don't believe the two men knew each other. The injured man was taken to the hospital in good condition, while the alleged shooter was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

Busses were re-routed slightly and the TRAX platform was inaccessible while police investigated the incident.