SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Three people were killed over the weekend in Utah in what police suspect may be domestic violence incidents.
Experts said those incidents were part of an alarming trend, adding that they fear we have a recipe for disaster with increasing mental health concerns and gun sales during the pandemic.
“There was some evidence of gun fire,” said Sgt. Matt Oehler with the South Salt Lake Police Department.
Police suspect the shots, which were heard by neighbors late Saturday night in South Salt Lake, were domestic violence-related.
“Early indications seem to be a strong possibility of a murder-suicide, however again, no conclusions have been made,” said Oehler.
The victims, a man and woman, were believed to be in their 30’s.
“We know that at least one person lives there, and again, the relationship between the parties is being investigated,” said Oehler.
In Southern Utah, police have opened an investigation into a domestic violence murder in Ivins.