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Police Looking for Suspects in Salt Lake City Nightclub Shooting

Whittney Evans

Police are still searching for the suspect involved in a Salt Lake City night club shooting over the weekend. A crowd of people were caught in a hail of gunfire on Saturday at Inferno Cantina, a Mexican restaurant and dance club, located at 122 West Pierpont Avenue in Salt Lake City.  Six people suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting. Police Detective Greg Wilking says when the suspect fled the bar, an armed security guard from inside the club followed and fired at least one round, uncertain if the bullet hit anyone. Wilking says it was chaos when police arrived around 11:45 as dozens of club-goers ran from the scene without speaking to police.

“We really need witnesses to come forward so we can actually talk to them and put all of the pieces of this puzzle together,” Wilking says. “Certainly somebody that is shooting indiscriminately in a nightclub is a danger to society and needs to be locked up. 

Wilking says it’s still unclear why the shooting occurred or who the target was. The suspect left in a Cadillac that was reported stolen. Police recovered the car and are processing it for evidence. 

Wilking says police have reason to believe there is more than one suspect is involved.

Inferno Cantina re-opened for business on Monday. 

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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