Senate Republicans and Democrats are arguing the subject of gun control today. Last night 3 persons were shot and killed, and one was seriously wounded in Midvale, Utah. Police were called to Adams Street around 8 p.m., either during or just after the shooting.
“When they got here, they found three victims confirmed deceased at this residence. One was transported to the hospital, also having received wounds from a shooting as well,” said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.
Details on the exact nature of the shooting have not been released.
A man by the name of David Fresques, 25, has been named as a “person of interest” by the police. Statements from neighbors said that he was at the home of the shooting that day. There may have been a second man as well. One neighbor said there was “a lot of short term traffic at the house”.
About 70 policemen along with bloodhounds were searching door to door Tuesday morning for the two men.
Police revealed that the house has a history with narcotics. A warrant was delivered to the house in recent weeks.
Fresques is a repeat offender. According to Utah state court records, Fresques was sentenced to one to 15 years at the Utah State Prison in 2007 for robbery and simple assault. Most recently, he was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication in September. At that time, the court listed his address as a Main Street residence in Midvale, not far from the shooting scene.
Fresques’ criminal record also includes convictions for forgery in 2011 in which he was sentenced to one year in jail; forgery and a weapons violation in 2007; criminal trespassing on school property and possession of drug paraphernalia in another 2007 case in which he was sentenced to six months in jail; illegally carrying a concealed weapon in 2006; and disorderly conduct, also in 2006.
As a precaution, area schools have been shut down.
Columnist-The Guardian Express