3 dead, 2 wounded in Utah shooting – local media

June 7, 2017 - 8:50 AM
Reuters file photo of a crime scene tape.

Three people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting south of Salt Lake City on Tuesday, according to local media reports.

The shooting occurred outside a home in the suburban community of Sandy, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The shooting forced officials to briefly place an elementary school in the area on lockdown, the local Canyons School District said on its Twitter page.

A police spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The two people wounded in the shooting less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City were juveniles, according to the newspaper which cited a Sandy police sergeant.

The sergeant declined to provide any details on the three people killed in the shooting, according to the newspaper.

The shooter died in the incident, Salt Lake City television station KSL reported, citing police.