GRANTSVILLE, Utah - A Friday night shooting in Utah left four people dead, one injured and another unharmed and in police custody, multiple news outlets reported.
Update 3:08 a.m. EST Jan. 18: Authorities confirmed early Saturday that three of the deceased are juveniles and one is an adult female. Two of the deceased juveniles are female and one is male, KUTV reported.
Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields said an adult male was transported to an area hospital for treatment by an unidentified, uninjured third party who alerted authorities to the incident by calling 911, the station reported.
Fields said the shooter, whose age and gender are not yet being released to the public, was in the vehicle transporting the fifth victim but was not the driver who placed the call. The shooter was taken into custody at the hospital without incident, KUTV reported.
Grantsville police give updated information on homicides https://t.co/oUJyOOfXtX— runni’n news (@rlikness) January 18, 2020
Update 1:50 a.m. EST Jan. 18: According to KSL, all six people involved in the incident are members of the same family, and police said initially the shooter is a teenager.
Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall who was on the scene of the shooting late Friday confirmed the familial link in the case.
“It’s an unfortunate tragedy that has taken place here this evening,” said Marshall. “And I’m sure it will take days or even longer to try and piece together what brought all of this one and why it happened, if we ever get to know why it happened. It’s upsetting. This is normally a very quiet neighborhood, and any time you have children involved in something, it becomes very emotional, very fast,” Marshall told KSL.
Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields confirmed to reporters on the scene that “officers were dispatched to a residence tonight in regards to a suspected homicide.”
Meanwhile, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert offered his condolences and support for all involved late Friday night.
Our Department of Public Safety and State Crime Lab are assisting local law enforcement with the investigation. Additional information will be released by local authorities as it becomes available. @UtahDPS— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) January 18, 2020
The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in Grantsville, KUTV reported.
NOW: Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields updating the media.— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) January 18, 2020
- 4 dead, a 5th person was shot and at hospital
- Working to notify family members
- No public safety threat, suspect in custody
- Officers don’t think there are other suspectshttps://t.co/JbdfoVbNh3 @KUTV2News pic.twitter.com/3Mtl4S4AjX
Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall told KSL a family and children were involved in the incident but declined to elaborate on the “unfortunate tragedy.”
Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall calls the scene an “unfortunate tragedy.” He told me a family and children were involved but declined to go into more details. pic.twitter.com/fi2crO3Ihq— Katie McKellar (@KatieMcKellar1) January 18, 2020
According to KUTV, the threat to the public was neutralized by 9:10 p.m., and authorities are working to notify family members of the victims.
The ages, genders and names of those involved in the shooting have not yet been released, and police have not yet provided any information regarding a relationship between the shooter and the victims, KSL reported.