Four people were shot in a gunfight early Saturday at a Midvale apartment.

Three men in their 30s were leaving a party about midnight at an apartment complex near 7900 S. Main St. As they crossed a courtyard, they met two suspected gang members in their late teens and early 20s, who were standing near a van, said Midvale police Sgt. Marcelo Rapela.

An argument began between the groups, and one of the suspected gang members pulled a sawed-off shotgun from within the van and fired buckshot at the three men.

All three were struck, one in the back, Rapela said. That man pulled out a handgun and fired at the two younger males, who fled, Rapela said.

The man cornered the two in a breezeway corridor as they tried to reach their apartment. The man fired the handgun and a gang member shot back with the shotgun, Rapela said.

A 15-year-old friend of one of the gang members was in the gang member's apartment, which was adjacent to the corridor, Rapela said. She grabbed the man's pre-school age son, and ran through the corridor in an attempt to flee with the boy, Rapela said. She was struck in the heel by a bullet fired from the handgun, Rapela said.

The child was not injured. Neither of the suspected gang members was injured, Rapela said. Police found them in a relative's apartment in the same complex. They were booked into jail, Rapela said. The three older men fled to an apartment about a block from the shooting. Police followed

their blood trails and found them. The shooter of the handgun was in surgery Saturday. Police plan to interview him when he is in recovery, Rapela said.