Witness video sought in Utah nightclub shooting
- Associated Press
- August 18, 2014 - 4:41 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday they are hoping someone took video that will help them identify the gunmen.
Hundreds of people were at the Inferno Cantina Night Club when the shooting occurred Saturday night, and investigators are betting a few of them had their smartphones recording when the shooting happened, Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking said.
"Everybody records stuff these days," Wilking said. "It's human nature these days that somebody is taking a selfie while stuff happens."
Investigators are trying to talk with as many witnesses as they can, he said. They also are searching through what they say was a getaway car found west of the city in an industrial area to see if there is any evidence to lead them to the suspects.
Wilking says the stolen car was used by at least two men who fled the scene after somebody shot six people inside the club.
All six victims are expected to survive.
Police are investigating whether the shots were meant for specific people or if it was random fire.
The nightclub is in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, less than a block south of the Salt Palace Convention Center. It opened in early 2011 after another restaurant in the space shut down.
The nightclub's website says, "Recognizing a demand for a hip, downtown restaurant and bar combination that features authentic Mexican food, Inferno Cantina has answered that call with a bang!"
A person who answered the phone at Inferno on Monday said the nightclub isn't commenting on the incident.
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