Police investigate gunshots, Painted Desert neighborhood

ST. GEORGE — What appeared to be approximately 10 bullet holes were found in a home and a vehicle in the Painted Desert neighborhood at 1630 E. 2450 S. in St. George early Saturday morning.

St. George Police responded to the neighborhood upon receiving a 2:35 a.m. call from a resident who thought they heard gun shots, Sgt. Sam Despain said. The informant reported that the gun shots were heard about 30 minutes prior to calling the police, he said.

The damage from what appeared to be bullet holes was confined to one residence and a vehicle, Despain said. “There were people at the home, however no one was injured,” he said.

Single-family homes in the area share a common address, the particular unit number affected is being withheld as the investigation is ongoing.

There was a passenger car seen in the area, Despain said, but no detailed description was given. That and the call coming in 30 minutes after shots were heard leaves the Police Department with limited information to work from.

“At this time there is very little to go on,” Despain said, “and the incident is under investigation.”

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  • DoubleTap February 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Not surprised that “drive by” shootings have arrived to sunny little St. Geezy.
    This won’t be the last of them….

    • Sweep February 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Sweep it under the carpet and pretend it doesn’t happen here. Remember, ‘D’ stands for Denial.

  • My Evil Twin February 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Why would anybody wait 30 minutes to report this? Talk about being stupid!

  • Guns February 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Utahans sure like their guns. Demonstrating their rights to bare arms by shooting everything, anything, anytime, all the time. Now just add in that domestic violence element, and you get the true picture of some of these local gun owners.

    • KanabCowgirl February 4, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      “Demonstrating their rights to bare arms”. Yep, that’s about right. Everywhere in stg it seems people have bare arms even in the middle of winter plus wearing shorts. It’s crazy

    • Doofy February 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      ive always got a 44mag six-shooter tucked safely in my sock, and a gat in my back pocket…its a scary world

      • DoubleTap February 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

        Doofy: I think you are seriously under armed. But at least you do carry the minimum. I’m with you on that…. Scary times call for scary tactics. Just don’t let the hammer of that .44 mag get snagged on your sock. If I could get my AR-15 and/or my AK-47 in my back pocket, I would carry those also.

      • Bare February 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

        Probably have a sock stuffed somewhere to make people think you have a big gun

    • ken February 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Yessiree buckaroo, I also like to “bare” my arms, at home, in public, at the pool……. You must watch MSNBC’s educational programming, eh?

  • DoubleTap February 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Being properly “strapped” defines a properly dressed Utahn.

    • Bender February 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Correct you are DT. The fashionable middle-aged Utah male accessorizes his balding pate and 50 pound protruding gut with a concealed handgun. Thrilled with the sense of empowerment the handgun gives him he tends to forget his growing impotence and weakness compared to the younger alpha-males who surround him. Happy fantasies of gun battles against imagined bad guys fill his feeble, and fading, mind. Pew, pew.

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