Two deputies were shot Saturday morning outside the Salt Lake County Sheriff Office in the U.S. state of Utah, while the shooter was killed on the spot, said the local police.
The shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. local time on the north side of the office’s parking lot near a bus stop, Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said during a press briefing.
She said the two injured deputies were part of the campus security team which oversees the office and the surrounding area near the Salt Lake County Metro Jail, 10 km south of downtown Salt Lake City downtown. The jail went into lockdown after the shooting.
She did not release any information of the suspect, just saying “the environment for law enforcement right now is extremely dangerous, and we know that.”
Jenny Wilson, mayor of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah, tweeted her response to the shootings, “My thoughts are with the deputies who were injured in a horrific shooting this morning near the Salt Lake County @SLCOMetroJail. All of us at @SLCoGov are grateful for the sacrifice that law enforcement makes each day.”