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Sandy man charged in July 24 shooting

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SANDY — Formal charges were filed Friday against a man in connection with a shooting in Sandy on July 24.

Anthony Vigil, 28, of Sandy, was charged in 3rd District Court with six counts of discharge of a firearm causing serious injury, a first-degree felony.

Sandy police responded to a shooting at the Liberty Heights Apartments, 8176 S. 1300 East, on Pioneer Day about 9:30 p.m. A 23-year-old man was found with “four bullet wounds in his right forearm, a bullet wound in the right side of his abdomen, his right hip, (and) two bullet wounds that went through-and-through his right knee,” the charges state.

At the hospital, the victim said Vigil, who he claimed he did not know, approached him and his girlfriend and started arguing with his girlfriend, according to the charges. The man said he did not know what they were arguing about because he does not speak English, the charges state.

After Vigil pushed the woman, the victim stepped between them and punched Vigil after Vigil attempted to punch him, according to charging documents. The victim said he then started to walk away when he felt the first shot hit his side.

The victim tried to run but fell face up, and was then shot several more times, the charges state.

When police found Vigil at his apartment, they asked where they could find the gun. Vigil told his wife to show the officers where it was, stating “take them in and make sure they get it,” according to charging documents.