CRIME

Police seeking “persons of interest” in Kearns murder

Jun 6, 2019, 2:35 PM
Kearns shooting...
Police line strung up around 4800 South 4720 West in Kearns, Utah. 6/5/19 PHOTO: John Perry

KEARNS — Unified Police have identified the man who died in a shooting in Kearns on Wednesday.

Police say the body of 34-year-old John Herman Tonga of Midvale was found in the front yard of a home at 4805 West and 4720 South.  Detectives also found blood inside the home.

Police say another man showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound and is expected to survive.

Investigators are also now looking for three people they’re identifying as persons of interest in the case.  They’ve also released surveillance video of two vehicles in hopes of getting more information.

Police have not released a suspected motive in the murder, that happened at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Unified Police at (801) 743-7000.

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