Update: Arrest made in connection with Sandy sidewalk shooting
SANDY, Utah — Police arrested 18-year-old Tyson Conner Rocco in connection with the shooting that happened Friday afternoon when two boys were shot on a sidewalk in Sandy.
Police arrested Rocco Saturday evening and booked him on multiple charges including attempted aggravated homicide.
Tyson Conner Rocco (18) was arrested Saturday night in connection with Friday’s shooting. Rocco was booked in on multiple charges including Attempted Aggravated Homicide. Vehicle believed to be involved also recovered. Investigation is still ongoing. https://t.co/JePNMscR3I
— Sandy Police (@Sandy_Police) April 18, 2021
Friday’s shooting incident
This incident is still under investigation.
This article has been updated from the previous story
Police are investigating a shooting on a Sandy sidewalk that left two boys in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sandy Police said in a tweet that the shooting happened near the area of 200 East and 8800 South.
Shooting investigation in the area of 200 E 8800 S. Two juvenile males transported with non life-threatening injuries. Investigation under way. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/4aJbAONNiS
— Sandy Police (@Sandy_Police) April 17, 2021
Later, the Sandy police confirmed the two boys are 12 and 14 years old and were not from the area.
Police said that the boys were walking on the sidewalk in Sandy when a white car pulled up. Then, someone inside the vehicle started shooting at the kids.
An investigation is still underway; it is still not clear whether or not the boys have any connection to the vehicle.
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