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Police ID man found dead after shooting at Kearns home

KEARNS — Police have identified a man found dead in a Kearns front yard Wednesday and are looking for three men they say are persons of interest in connection to the shooting.

The shooting victim is John Herman Tonga, 34, of Midvale, Unified police said Thursday. He was found in the front yard of a home at 4805 S. 4720 West after a shooting inside the house.

Six other people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, about 7:30 a.m.

About 7:40 a.m., another man arrived at the St. Mark's Taylorsville Emergency Center with a gunshot wound and was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in serious condition.

Police are now looking for three men and two cars recorded by security cameras. Investigators released images from the footage Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Unified Police Department said the department has no other identifying information for the persons of interest beyond what can be seen in the photos. The department has received some tips regarding the men, the spokeswoman said, but has not yet confirmed any information.

Investigators are asking anybody with information on the three men or two cars in the security camera footage to call the Unified police at 801-743-7000.