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18-year-old dies after shooting at park in West Valley City

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Officers investigate a shooting at Kings Pointe Park in West Valley City on Saturday, May 16, 2020. According to West Valley Lt. Justin Wyckoff, two groups met at the park to settle an issue and an 18 year-old male was shot and taken to a hospital in critical condition where he later died. Officers said a suspect, who they believe to be 17 or 18, took off in a truck.

Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News

WEST VALLEY CITY — An 18-year-old man was shot during an alleged confrontation at Kings Pointe Park Saturday.

Police were called to the reported shooting at the park, located at 1330 W. Rothchild Drive (3665 South), at about 6:10 p.m. They found the male with a gunshot wound and in critical condition, police reported. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to West Valley City police Lt. Justin Wyckoff.

The man’s name was not released Saturday, pending notification of family members.

Police do not have a suspect in custody. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 801-840-4000.