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UPDATE: SLCPD looking for two cars in connection to West Temple shooting investigation.

May 29, 2022, 3:20 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:32 am

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A shooting by West Temple in SLC is currently under investigation (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Dahdah)

(Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Dahdah)

SALT LAKE CITY – UPDATE: Salt Lake City Police Department has identified the victim as 40-year-old Robert Barros.

Along with this, police are looking for two cars they believe to be associated with the shooting.

The first car is a silver Chevy Impala, which was driven by Barros before the shooting. They believe that Barros turned into the parking lot and parked at 1790 South West Temple. He was then shot and his car stolen. His car has Utah license plates with the number U036VH.

Police believe the second car to be a white, four-door Honda passenger car with dark tinted windows and occupied by at least two people. It arrived after Barros was parked. After shooting Barros, one individual left the Honda and drove south on West Temple.

Below is a picture of each car:

Vehicle 1- Barros’ Car. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City Police Department.

Vehicle 2- Suspect’s car. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City Police Department.

SLCPD will not be releasing any further information on this case.

ORIGINAL COVERAGE: At around 11:45 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at 1790 South West Temple. Officers located a man with a gunshot wound upon arrival. 

The victim died on the scene despite life-saving measures taken by the first responders.

Officers say that it doesn’t appear to be a random shooting and they believe the victim was followed to the apartment complex. 

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UPDATE: SLCPD looking for two cars in connection to West Temple shooting investigation.