As autopsies are conducted on the four victims of a shooting on Friday in a Grantsville home, neighbors struggled to come to terms with the tragedy that played out just a few doors down.
The shooting victims haven't been formally identified as police await a verdict from the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. The autopsies are expected to be completed Monday.
The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Friday night, on Eastmoor Drive in Grantsville.
Neighbors said, sadly, the victims and the suspect are all related.
“We’re just having a really tough time with it. Lots of tears," said Laurie Bahe, who lives two doors down from where five people were shot.
One adult woman was killed, and three children — two girls and a boy. Bahe added:
Kids that had a bright future ahead of them, just very very sad. We have block parties every summer and winter and they always brought the yummiest food to our parties.
She said there were no signs anything was wrong.
I’m sure for the family that survived, they’ll look back and maybe hindsight’s 20/20, and they’ll see some signs but you could never predict something like this from such a nice family.
Grantsville Police said the fifth shooting victim is still in the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police said the person arrested for the shooting is a teenager. He is currently being held in a youth detention center.
The suspect is charged with four counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder.
Police said those charges could change once the victims are identified. If they are all confirmed to be related, domestic enhancements could be added.