Man dies at Franklin Medical Center after being shot in Layton

Police in Preston and Layton are investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old man. The victim died at the Franklin County Medical Center Thursday morning.

Preston City Police Chief Mike Peterson said his officers were called to the hospital just before 8 a.m. on report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. They found the victim had been driven to the medical center by friends after being shot during a fight.

Investigators believe the altercation and shooting took place earlier in the morning in Layton. The man later passed away due to his injuries. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of family.

Peterson said police from both cities are working together to investigate the shooting. Investigators do not believe there are any connections to Preston City or Franklin County.

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