Fatal Shooting in Research Park


Updated: Dec 29, 2016  10:19pm


Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at the University of Utah around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29.

The incident occurred in the ARUP Laboratories parking lot at 500 S. Chipeta Way.

Richard Peralta, 25, was identified by police as the shooter. Peralta allegedly shot his wife, Katherine Peralta, 23, multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

Katherine Peralta died at the scene, while Richard Peralta was taken to a local hospital where he died due to his injuries.

The ARUP building underwent a lockdown after the shooting, which has now ended.

Police Chief Dale Brophy said there is no continuing threat.

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Elise Vandersteen contributed also to this article.