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Update: Salt Lake City Police said they are now investigating this as a suicide. 

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Fire crews responding to a 911 hang-up call in Salt Lake City found a woman dead from a gunshot wound inside a residence, and police are now investigating the death as a homicide.

The incident occurred at Seasons at Pebble Creek, an apartment complex located near Redwood Road and 1700 South in Salt Lake City.

Det. Cody Lougy, Salt Lake City PD, said dispatchers received a 911 call around 5 p.m., and, after the caller hung up, fire crews responded to the address the call was traced to.

“Our Fire department made entry into the apartment and discovered a 25-year old female that was deceased due to a gunshot wound,” Det. Lougy explained.

Lougy said it appeared the woman had not been dead for long and may have died around the same time that 911 call was made.

He wouldn’t specify if the woman was shot more than once, and he said they didn’t know what kind of firearm was used in the shooting.

What they do know: “This individual does live at that residence,” he said.

The woman owns the cell phone where the 911 call came from.

“We tracked that cell phone number back to this location,” Det. Lougy said.

Though, Lougy said they’re not sure if the woman or someone else made the call.

Lougy said they are treating the case as a homicide, unless the evidence points them in a different direction.

Salt Lake City PD called out the medical examiner and homicide team. Lougy said they’ll analyze forensic evidence and collect any video surveillance in the area.

Officers also went door-to-door, to see if residents might have any helpful information.

All of the commotion had many residents concerned.

“Extremely concerning,” said Blake Sio, who lives in the complex. “When it actually happens… now you’re afraid.”

Lougy stressed if anyone has information related to the case, to call them at 801-799-3100.

So far no one has been detained or arrested in the investigation.

5 comments

  • bob

    A homicide? Well, now, let’s not rush to conclusions. The gun might have loaded itself, aimed at her, and pulled its own trigger.

    Guns do that, I’ve heard.

  • ERIC ANDERSON

    Liberals bet their lives on the power of a cell phone to save them from an intruder. Conservatives believe in taking personal responsibility for their lives and put their trust in the handgun of their choice.

  • Austin

    I cant believe i almost moved into this complex! they turned me and my girlfriend down because of her moms background with apartments, i guess everything happens for a reason!

  • Caroline

    TO me it looks like an homicide or a well covered up homicide. Usually women do not commit suicide shooting in their chest! and why would you call 911 if you want to end your life? Did she leave a note? I hope the police is still investigating this as an homicide…

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