Boy, 9, shot in head in Utah drive-by shooting

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Utah police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says the boy was shot Wednesday afternoon in the town of Kearns, Utah, and was flown about 15 miles away to a Salt Lake City hospital.

Hansen said the boy was in the backseat of an SUV parked on the street near an intersection. A Black BMW sedan driving on a cross street fired at least one shot as it passed. The bullet went through the SUV’s windshield, hitting the boy.

Hansen says police believe the shooting may be gang-related and someone else was the target. Hansen did not have further details, including whether anyone else was nearby.

He says police are interviewing witnesses and searching for the BMW.