CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

17-year-old boy shot, then left at Salt Lake County Metro Jail

Feb 21, 2020, 7:57 PM | Updated: 8:33 pm
West Valley City Police pick up shell casings on 3630 South, where a 17-year-old boy was shot. He was later dropped off outside the Salt Lake County Metro Jail. (Photo credit: Kelli Pierce, KSL News Radio)
(Photo credit: Kelli Pierce, KSL News Radio)

SALT LAKE CITY  – West Valley City Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was shot then dropped off outside the Salt Lake County Metro Jail at 3415 S. 900 West.

Police say they received a report of shots fired on Friday around 5:14 p.m. near 3700 S. Rothchild Circle. They say they did not find any shooting victims when they got there, though they did find several shell casings.

Witnesses reported seeing a couple of vans in the same area, which drove away after the shooting.

The Salt Lake County Metro Jail in South Salt Lake reported a gunshot victim had been dropped off outside its location about a minute after the shooting was called in to police.

Officers say the 17-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in serious condition. It’s unclear who drove him to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail.

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