Video: Man shot while driving through protesters in Utah
The suspect is still at large, police said
By Suzie Ziegler
PROVO, Utah — Police in Utah are searching for a man who shot at a driver during a protest Monday night. The Provo Police Department said the gunshot victim wasn't seriously injured and was able to drive himself to the hospital, reported The Salt Lake Tribune.
The shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m. amid a group who had gathered to protest police brutality.
A video of the incident circulating on social media shows a white SUV pushing through the crowd of protesters, knocking one of them down. At least two apparent gunshots can be heard as the vehicle moves across an intersection. Towards the end of the clip, a man is seen pointing an object at the vehicle as it drives away.
Provo police say the alleged gunman shot and hit the driver, a 60-year-old man.
Deputy Police Chief John Geyerman said in a statement obtained by the Tribune that “the same protester ran after the vehicle and shot a second round that went through the rear passenger window” before concealing the weapon. The suspect “later approached another vehicle at 500 North and University Avenue, striking and breaking the window with the handgun," said Geyerman.
Lt. Brian Taylor with PPD said they're looking for the suspect as of Tuesday morning. The suspect was masked, but police believe he was a white male with a lean build.
“We don’t know what his intentions were. We don’t know what his involvement with the crowd was,” Taylor said. “We just know that he was there.”