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2 dead after shooting at Varex Imaging Visitor Entrance in Salt Lake City

No suspect is at large, and there is no present threat to our community.



Salt Lake City Police are looking into a workplace shooting incident at 1678 South Pioneer Road, resulting in the deaths of two individuals.

The situation did not involve an active shooter.

Varex Imaging leadership informed Channel3 NOW that the company’s headquarters, the site of the shooting, remained open and operational on Sunday.

They stated that approximately 50 employees were present when the gunfire occurred.

According to Weisberg, one victim was discovered outside the building, while the other was found inside. “Our officers located a firearm near that individual who was found outside,” Weisberg mentioned.

The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Sam Maheshwari, issued a statement on Sunday night:

“It is with deep and profound sadness I inform you that there was a shooting at our Salt Lake City site today, and two Varex employees passed away.  While we know that the shooter is deceased, we cannot share any additional information about the incident at this time. Our condolences and heartfelt support are with the impacted families.  We will have onsite counseling at our SLC site throughout the week to support employees and their families – as well as 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Program. The safety of our employees is paramount, and the facility has been evaluated and secured by the Salt Lake City Police Department.”

Police stated that there is no threat to the community, and they are not actively seeking a suspect.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown released a statement on X Sunday afternoon.

The psychological trauma experienced by witnesses of workplace violence can have a very significant and lasting impact. Our victim advocates will be available to help any of the employees impacted by this shooting as our detectives are work to determine a motive.

Authorities did not reveal the identities of the two victims. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact SLCPD at 801-799-3000.

“Our appeal at this moment is to anyone familiar with this workplace or acquainted with those involved to step forward and aid our detectives in piecing together the details,” Weisberg stated. “We are currently investigating to determine the motive.”

Varex leadership mentioned they are awaiting the completion of the police investigation on-site. They anticipate resuming business operations as early as Monday.

Weisberg highlighted that instances of workplace violence are rare in Salt Lake City, recalling no similar incidents in recent years that the department has handled.

“If anyone has concerns about workplace violence, we encourage them to report it,” he emphasized. “While it may not always involve criminal activity, we can still offer support and collaborate on solutions to assist both employees and employers.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.