Friday, 24 November, 2017

'He's killing everybody' woman says as Utah man opens fire

Utah police say the shooter in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood is among several people who died in the incident and two others injured were children. The sho Regional News in Brief
Christy Curtis | 09 June, 2017, 02:10

A woman police described as a "good Samaritan" - who apparently was driving the SUV - had stopped to assist and pick up the woman and juveniles, though police said it was unclear why she had stopped to help.

Peterson soon learned from the driver what happened after Patterson rammed the other vehicle.

SANDY, Utah (AP) - A Utah shooting that killed a mother and son and critically injured the boy's brother marks the latest blow for a mourning family that's watching a son who survived a brain aneurysm past year again fighting for his life, a family spokesman said Thursday.

Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the shooting took place outside a home around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Crime scene investigators begin their work as Sandy police investigate a fatal shooting in a Salt Lake City suburb that left several people dead with another two injured, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Sandy, Utah. The boy was treated in critical condition and the girl was treated in stable condition.

Another son, Myles Rackley, remained hospitalized two days later, though he's slowly recovering, said Jeff White, a family friend acting as their spokesman.

Rackley was married to another man and Patterson was not the father of her children, police said. "I ran to the front door and here's these three little girls, one of them is just covered in blood and the mother is just hysterical behind them".

The shooter died at the scene along with a woman and a boy, Sandy City said on its Facebook page.

People leave items at a memorial for the victims of a fatal shooting Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Sandy, Utah.

Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen did not have further details on the shooter, the victims of the status of the two children.

The injured boy's name was announced at his 5th grade graduation, prompting a standing ovation, said classmate Chloee Walker.

A man started firing at a family inside a vehicle killing a woman, a boy and the shooter himself while injuring two kids in Salt Lake City suburb. Being a "good Samaritan." the unknown woman picked up the woman and two teenagers. Corbett said. "I thought it was like a gun battle".

The lockdown at Brookwood Elementary has been lifted, and we have opened the school to serve as a family reunification point.

The shooting happened in a quiet neighborhood with winding roads and homes nestled near mountains about 20 miles southeast (32 kilometers) of Salt Lake City.

Utah school officials say a boy killed in a shooting that also left his mother dead was a kindergartner at an elementary school about six blocks away from where the violence unfolded. She asked why and he said I'm trying to show her.

The shooting occurred outside a home in the suburban community of Sandy, according to local media.

Colby Corbett was in his backyard waiting for his 8-year-old son to walk home from school when he heard 20 to 30 gunshots within a few seconds.

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