PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
August 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Investigating Accidental Shooting, Requesting Help Finding Missing Handgun
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting, and requesting help finding the handgun used.
This investigation started at 7:11 a.m. on August 1, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a person with a gunshot wound near 300 West 1300 South.
Officers and paramedics arrived on scene and located a 19-year-old man inside a SUV with a shooting-related injury. Officers applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg and paramedics transported him to a hospital in serious condition.
Officers are in the early stages of the investigation and are working to determine the circumstances of the shooting. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the man was manipulating a handgun while driving his vehicle when it fired.
After the shooting, the man tossed the gun in the area of 1300 South from State Street to 300 West.
Officers searched the area but were unable to find the handgun.
The gun is described as a tan handgun and should be considered loaded. If located, do not touch the gun and immediately call 9-1-1.
Photos from the scene are being released.
A Public Information Officer responded to the scene and provided community updates.
Any updates on this investigation will be released via press release or the SLCPD Twitter account.