Man transported to hospital after being shot in torso

Officer on scene of shooting near 400 E. 800 South, St. George, Utah, June 17, 2015 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A man was taken into surgery early Wednesday morning after being shot in the torso in St. George.

At approximately 3:53 a.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report that a person had been shot in the area of 400 East near 800 South, the St. George Police Department said in a press statement issued Wednesday morning.

Police, fire and medical personnel responded and rendered aid to the 21-year-old man who had a single gunshot wound to the torso, police said.

The man was awake and alert when he was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George where he was taken into surgery with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Other people remained at the scene of the incident and are currently being interviewed by detectives.

While the motive for the shooting is still under investigation, the Police Department said, there is not a current threat to the public.

The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be provided as it becomes available for release.

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  • john928 June 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Demographics of the victim and suspect(s) please?

    I love when your stories say “St. George man….fill in the blank”, when the guy is obviously NOT from St. George but is MS-13, or something like that. You know, tats all over his skull, neck, face and metal piercings in the face, head, neck, etc. Not in this particular story, but many.

    So, please, provide dem-o-graphics so we can properly determine the cultural issues that are negatively affecting our community. Maybe we can get some border protection or something. Just a thought.

    • Lastdays June 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Well, thanks for jumping to conclusions again “average STG commenter”. And this assumption is based on no particular info other than the usual biases found locally. What if it was a guy out washing his car, or training for marathon or a triathlete. We just won’t know until the necessary info is given out by police to be reported. And “then” the serious commenters can unleash with their always helpful views on the issues or events that have taken place. Sheeeesh

    • Brian June 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      I agree on the request for demographic information whenever its available. However, if you look at the bookings website you’ll notice that the vast majority are white males between the ages of 18 and 35 with funny shaped heads. The next highest group is white females in the same age range with horrible skin. So we can clearly deduce that drug abuse affects men and women differently.

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