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The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating two men identified as "persons of interest" in a homicide that occurred more than a month ago.
Paris Gustin, a 16-year-old boy, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City early in the morning on July 5, and police have identified Fortunato Nato Villagrana, 22, and Jonathan Ivan Padilla-Lopez, 22, as persons of interest in the homicide.
At about 4 a.m. on July 5, Gustin and two other teenage males were throwing eggs at cars, according to police. One of the drivers struck by an egg got upset and tailed the three boys, who were traveling near 600 North and 1000 West.
Then someone in the egged car fired shots at the car Gustin was in, hitting him at least twice. The shooter then fled the scene.
The teens in the car with Gustin continued south, ending up at about 985 South and 1000 West, and called friends, who reported the incident to police. Gustin died about 4:15 a.m.
Villagrana, is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes who stands about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds.
Padilla-Lopez is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and hazel eyes, who stands about 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs about 187 pounds.
Anyone who may know the location of the two men or any additional information about this case is asked to call 801-799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by text message to 274637. Those who text are asked to start their message with TIPSLCPD, which routes it to the police department and then include any relevant information. The reference number for the homicide case is 16-120239.
Last week, Gustin's family members held a news conference, pleading for information from the public.