Police arrest 27-year-old following triple shooting in August

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Salt Lake City police detectives a man identified as 27-year-old Rene Mendoza has been arrested following a triple shooting in August.

According to reports, Mendoza was charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

Responding officers arrived the scene on August 27th at about 2:09 a.m. near 32 East Exchange Place in downtown Salt Lake City.

Authorities disclosed the suspect Mendoza, fled before officers arrived, but he has been identified following a review of surveillance footage.

Three people had non-life-threatening injuries, and all were transported to the hospital. Police said the victims were three men ages 22, 25 and 31.

Witnesses spoke to police which has led investigators to believe the shooting was a result of a fight involving several people.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with more information should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 21-154672.