Three killed, two wounded in Utah shooting

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Posted: Jun 06, 2017 8:10 PM

(Reuters) - A man shot to death a woman and a boy at a house south of Salt Lake City on Tuesday and the shooter died in the domestic-related violence, which also left two other people wounded, local officials said on social media.

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

The city of Sandy confirmed the shooting in a post on its Facebook page, saying there was no ongoing danger to the public. The city did not provide further details on the shooting.

The incident forced officials to briefly place an elementary school in the area on lockdown, the local Canyons School District said on its Twitter page.

A police spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The two people wounded in the shooting were juveniles, according to the newspaper which cited a Sandy police sergeant.

Sandy, a suburban community with a population of nearly 100,000 people, is less than 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Andrew Hay)