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