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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