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The Latest: a Car involved in a drive-by shooting of the boy found

KEARNS, Utah – The Last of a 9-year-old Utah boy who was shot in a drive-by shooting (all times are local):

4:50 pm

Police say a car reported in the drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old Utah boy has been recovered in Salt Lake City.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says the car was found about 15 km away from the shooting in a residential area in the city in the vicinity of Kearns. Hansen says that the police are looking for the suspect or suspects involved, but he has no details about their descriptions.

Hansen says the boy was in critical condition in a hospital and is expected to be in surgery for several hours.

He says the boy was in the back seat of a car next to other children when he was hit.

The police say that they believe the shooting may be gang-related, and someone else can be the goal.

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3:25 pm

Utah police say that a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen said the boy was shot Wednesday afternoon in the town of Kearns, Utah, and was flown at about 15 miles distance to Salt Lake City hospital.

Hansen said the boy was in the back seat of an SUV parked on the street near an intersection. A Black BMW sedan driving on a cross street and fired at least one shot as it passed. The bullet went through the SUV’s windshield, hitting the boy.

Hansen says that the police believe that the shooting may be gang-related, and someone else was the target. Hansen had no further details, including whether anyone else was near.

He says police are interviewing witnesses and searching for the BMW.

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