3 dead, 1 wounded at house in Salt Lake suburb

Posted: 02/12/13 at 1:40 pm EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Three people were shot to death and one was critically wounded Tuesday at a known drug house in suburban Salt Lake City, causing temporary lockdowns at several area schools as police looked for two men who may have been involved.

Investigators said a person inside the house reported the shooting in Midvale at about 8 a.m. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal said a search warrant had been served at the house in recent weeks for drug activity. "It was a known narcotics house," he said.

The house backs up to a sound barrier for Interstate 15 about 12 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Several elementary schools were locked down to keep children safe as police began a search for David Fresques, 25, a "person of interest" who was last seen driving a white Nissan Maxima in the neighborhood.

Hoyal said a second person yet to be identified may also have information about the shooting. The school lockdowns were later lifted.

"We do not have a suspect in custody," Hoyal said.

The bodies of three people remained inside the house as police sought a search warrant to gather evidence. It wasn't certain when they would be removed.

The fourth shooting victim, a woman, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Hoyal said.

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