Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Police say that shots rang out in a neighborhood and a Hispanic mother with her two toddlers in the back seat pointed a gun out of her car and began shooting at a man who was later identified as her neighbor
Detectives say that 42-year-old Latina Vera Castillo did a drive-by shootiing with her 2-year-old and 9-month old in the back seat of her car. "It's nothing new. Happens all of the time out here in Rose Park," said one area resident. Those who live in the area may be used to the gunfire, but police combed the streets looking for Castillo after she called another daughter to say that she was going to harm her children. Castillo later turned herself in, bringing an end to a violent outburst. She is in a Salt Lake City jail cell, charged with attempted murder while her children are safe and in the state's custody.