Three people were wounded during a shooting outside a downtown concert venue in Salt Lake City, Utah over the weekend.
According to the Associated Press, three people were shot while exiting The Complex after seeing the rap group Shoreline Mafia on Friday night. Lt. Carlos Valencia said the two victims – who were friends in their early twenties – were shot from a car outside the venue. One was shot in the chest, while the other in the forearm. The third victim, a juvenile, was reportedly hit in the foot by a ricochet. All three are expected to survive.
Valencia noted that the two adult victims were in a verbal confrontation inside the venue, although it is unclear if this is connected to the shooting. It is also unclear if the juvenile knew the other two victims.
The shooting took place just half an hour after the Vivint Smart Home Arena was evacuated due to a suspicious package after Utah Jazz defeated the Golden State Warriors. The package, which looked like a shoebox, was found at a restaurant within the arena and turned out to be a toolbox. Police told AP that the incidents, which were only two blocks apart, where unrelated.
Shoreline Mafia’s team released a statement to XXL Mag, noting that while the shooting incident did take place, the group was not involved. The group is currently on the final leg of their Paid In Full Tour, and are slated to make stops throughout California next month.
Last Updated on November 25, 2019 by Olivia Perreault