CLEARFIELD -- Police are investigating a shooting just before midnight here Friday that left a 35-year-old Layton man injured.
Darrell Morris, 35, was hospitalized at Ogden Regional Medical Center but his condition was unknown this morning, according to a news release from the Clearfield Police Department.
Earlier today morning at the scene, Clearfield Sgt. Kelly Dennett said Morris was shot in the north parking lot at the Heather Estates apartment complex, 25 E. 1800 South. It wasn't clear how many times he was shot, but Morris was taken directly into surgery at the hospital, Dennett said, describing wounds to the hip and abdomen.
Police were seeking a silver-colored four-door "Lincoln-type vehicle" seen leaving the scene at a speed plus three males seen running from the area, according to the news release.
Witnesses reported hearing three shots. Police from Clearfield, Layton, Syracuse, Clinton and the Davis County Sheriff's Office responded to the call which came in at 11:33 p.m.
Police said Morris had been visiting friends at the apartment complex.
A resident, Kelly Lancaster, said she went outside after hearing a noise and found Morris on the ground and administered first aid. Two other individuals assisted her, she said, one pulling the victim's clothes away from his wound and the other applying pressure to it with a towel.
Police said Morris had at some point gone to the apartment he was visiting to tell friends he'd been shot.
Police described a single wound to the abdomen. The residents who assisted Morris indicated the wound appeared to have entered from his backside and passed through his body.
Anyone with information is asked to call Clearfield police at 801-525-2806.
Residents said a man with a knife believed to be chasing the assailants was Tasered by police and handcuffed, but apparently wasn't arrested nor was he mentioned in the news release.