Five injured in a stabbed nightclub on Sunday, police say

SALT LAKE CITY — Several people were injured in a stabbing at a downtown nightclub early Sunday.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, a member of the community approached officers near 146 West Pierpont Avenue and told them about a fight with several injuries around 12:46 a.m.

Several officers were already patrolling the area “as part of a coordinated effort to reduce crime in this part of the city’s entertainment district.”

Officers responded to a report of a fight and found a man and woman bleeding, but at first officers and paramedics were unable to determine the cause of the injuries. Witnesses provided conflicting information as to whether there had been stabbings or gunshots.

Due to the conflicting information, additional officers responded.

As people left the scene, a different fight broke out between people leaving nightclubs in the area.

According to a police statement, it appears that there was a fight between several people inside the Echo Club which resulted in several injuries, but there was never a shooting. “At the scene, an SLCPD officer used a tourniquet to help slow the bleeding of one of the victims.”

The following people have been listed as victims:

  • Paramedics transported a 27-year-old woman to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • A 20-year-old man was stabbed and left the scene before police and paramedics could contact him. He later arrived at an area hospital to be treated for these injuries. Paramedics transported him to hospital in critical condition. Doctors have since improved his condition.
  • Paramedics transported a 22-year-old man from the scene to a local hospital in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest. Doctors have since improved his condition.
  • A 29-year-old man was injured during the scuffle but did not require further medical treatment in hospital and was treated at the scene.
  • A 21-year-old was injured with a minor head injury but did not require further medical treatment in hospital and was treated at the scene.

The stabbing investigation is ongoing and at this stage no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-105402.

The statement also said, “Finally, the Salt Lake City Police Department is disappointed that an online-only news outlet used overheard information about police scanners to publish an article on June 5, 2022 stating that there had been a shooting. The information reported in the story was unverified at the time of publication and mostly incorrect. The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds community members and reporters that overheard reports of police scanner traffic remain unconfirmed.

Per policy, KSL TV does not report information from police scanners.

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