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SALT LAKE CITY — Officers assigned to the Salt Lake City Police Department have arrested two men accused of firing a handgun inside City Creek Canyon.

This investigation started at approximately 5:03 p.m. on November 01, 2021 when SLC911 received multiple 9-1-1 calls from community members hearing gunshots from within City Creek Canyon near the pavilion.

Officers arrived and started doing an area check looking for the suspects. Witnesses reported seeing the suspects get into a vehicle and start driving toward the Utah State Capitol.

After conducting a high-risk traffic stop near 500 North East Capitol Boulevard, SLCPD officers safely took both suspects into custody without further incident.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it does not appear the suspects were specifically targeting any community members. However, this incident created considerable alarm and posed a risk of serious physical injury to the people using City Creek Canyon.

There were no injuries or reports of property damage.

The two suspects have been arrested and SLCPD detectives are conducting investigative follow up on this case.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending. The name of the two people arrested will not be released unless and until they are booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail.

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Note: No SLCPD Public Information Officer (PIO) or Watch Commander is available for an interview. No additional information is being released.

Media Contact: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com

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