Utah tries to fathom suburb shooting that killed mom, son

The slaughter in the middle-class neighborhood in Sandy, 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, was reported to police as a domestic dispute.

Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen did not have further details on the shooter, the victims of the status of the two children. He was in a relationship with the dead woman but was not the father of her sons, authorities said.

Moments after the driver picked them up, police said, the suspect used his auto to repeatedly ram the woman's vehicle.

Police have not said how Patterson died.

Peterson said the woman who showed up at her door said she was driving her two daughters and another girl home from the same elementary school when Rackley flagged her down asking for help. Utah investigators and residents of a middle-class Salt Lake City suburb were trying Wednesday to.

Officers responded to the street near 2232 Alta Canyon Drive, which is within a few blocks to the west of Brookwood Elementary School. Utah investigators and residents of a middle-class Salt Lake City suburb were trying Wednesday to understand what led.

A Good Samaritan had stopped to help 39-year-old Memorez Rackley because she claimed Rackley felt threatened.

After hearing screams and pounding at her front door, Kathy Peterson found a hysterical woman and three young girls cowering, one of the girls covered in blood.

He says one child is a 5th grade boy.

Police did not know what led to the dispute but Nielsen said a passerby picked up a woman and two juveniles in a auto.

The shooting occurred outside a home in the suburban community of Sandy, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The shooter died at the scene along with a woman and a boy, Sandy City said on its Facebook page.

Patterson lived in the nearby suburb of Draper, where neighbor Patricia Briennieson described him as a muscular man who looked like a body builder and had a mixed-martial arts sticker on the back window of his pickup truck. Police do not know if the shooter is among the injured or dead but Nielsen says police don't think the shooter is at large.

A Canyons School District Facebook post said "The District will make crisis counselors available tonight and all day tomorrow to assist students, staff and faculty who are dealing with hard emotions".

The scene in Sandy, Utah, where a kindergartner and two adults were shot dead on Tue., June 6, 2017.

A man open fired on a woman and children inside a vehicle Tuesday afternoon near an elementary school in Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, police authorities said. Corbett said. "I thought it was like a gun battle".

"I still don't know who it was - I don't know if my son knew them, I don't know if we (as a family) knew them", Corbette said.Andrea Workman said her son had just gotten off the school bus when he heard the shots.

"I was panicking bad".

  • Leroy Wright