A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot at a house party in Utah on Saturday night, and her car remains missing.
A 911 caller reported an accidental shooting, according to TV station KUTV, but police are treating the death of Kaylissa O’Leary as suspicious.
“I feel like we say this a lot,” Sgt. Melody Gray with the Unified Police Department told the station. “Guns aren’t toys and they need to be treated as a weapon, which is what it is.”
Investigators are trying to track down other attendees who fled after hearing the gunshot.
Cops say O’Leary drove her 2010 Honda Civic to the party, but the vehicle has not been found,
O’Leary had recently started her senior year at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan. Principal Bryan Veazie told KUTV that O’Leary was “very friendly, very upbeat” and “very personable.”
“It’s weird to come to class one day and your classmate you just met isn’t there any more, just all of a sudden,” Carson Maylett told the station. “She seemed like a pretty cool girl, it’s just crazy.”
Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the police at (801) 743-7000.