Man seriously injured in 3rd Ogden shooting in about 28 hours

Monday , November 27, 2017 - 4:56 PM

JANAE FRANCIS and JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — A man was shot and seriously injured in Ogden early Monday morning, about 12 hours after another man was injured in a shooting and just more than a day after three other people escaped yet another shooting.

Ogden Police said they are “pursuing persons of interest in the shooting incidents,” but no arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon.

In the most recent incident, a 28-year-old man was shot in the head in the 900 block of 16th Street, Ogden Police Capt. Danielle Croyle said in a news release. The same news release touted Ogden’s safety, despite the three shootings in about 28 hours.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is in very critical condition. A vehicle was seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed, but police had no other information about the suspect. 

About 12 hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot several times on Canyon Road early Sunday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Witnesses reported a silver passenger vehicle leaving on Gramercy Avenue.

Croyle said the victim has been uncooperative with police and no suspects have been identified. 

RELATED: 1 man shot near Lorin Farr Park in Ogden Sunday

The incident was about 14 hours after a drive-by shooting on the 200 block of 25th Street, where one person fired 12 shots at three people before fleeing the scene by vehicle, police said. No one reported any injuries, but three businesses and two parked vehicles were damaged by gunfire.

A suspect in the 25th Street shooting has not been apprehended, and the victims haven’t contacted police, Croyle said. 

RELATED: Police: No injuries in shooting on 25th Street Saturday, investigation ongoing

Multiple witnesses have been interviewed in all the cases, Croyle said.

Croyle said police were looking to see if any of the three crimes were related, despite a lack of help from any of the victims.

“We know that the victims were specifically identified,” Croyle said. “We are not sure if they are related or not. We’re looking into all three cases.”

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Lt. Tim Scott said police believe the shootings were “targeted, not random violence” and that they were aimed at particular victims. Motives in the shootings have not been determined. 

Scott said police are investigating a relationship between the two most recent shootings because of their proximity and timing.

“Based on timing and geographic proximity, obviously these are tell-tale signs that they may be connected,” Scott said, adding that police are looking at the backgrounds of victims and suspects in both crimes to see if they are connected in any way. 

“We do have leads,” Scott said. “We have suspects we are actively investigating.”

Anyone with information about any of the shootings can email Ogden Police at detectives@ogdencity.com or call Weber Dispatch with information or tips at 801-395-8221. 

Information about any vehicles that may have been involved in the crimes is of particular interest to police, Scott said.

You may reach reporter JaNae Francis at jfrancis@standard.net or 801-625-4228. Follow her on Twitter at @JaNaeFrancisSE or like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/SEJaNaeFrancis.

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