Tuesday’s early morning shooting marks the third violent episode in the past month involving gangs.
An Ogden police gang unit is now investigating all three unsolved crimes.
“They say he was shot by the gangs," says Robert Lopez, the grandfather of Robert Soto who was killed after he was shot.
His death still remains a mystery.
“(She was) screaming oh my God, oh my God,” says Carmen Noriega.
Noriega heard the screams outside her window Tuesday morning. On the sidewalk was a bleeding man known as “Doe boy” by neighbors.
A neighbor tells me two men were hiding in the alley waiting for their victim.
“And they shot him in the back of the head, execution style,” says the neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.
He ran to the scene and found the man bleeding from the head. His sister called 911.
Two days after Soto was killed more shots rang out near 24th and Lincoln Avenue. The victim was sent to the hospital.
“That's what's so sad,” says Anthony Guillen who claims to be a distant relative of Soto. “I grew up with these people and to see their children getting killed, it's sad. I pray to God it doesn't happen to my kids.”
Ogden police claim violence has dropped since a crack down on gangs. The city even passed an ordinance prohibiting a certain gang from gathering within city limits.
Soto's grandfather says word on the street is it's that very same gang that killed his grandson.
“They say they called him out to the car,” says Lopez. “They were waiting for him and shot and dead before he hit the ground.”
Like Soto's death, police have little information on Tuesday’s shooting, leaving neighbors wondering when it will stop.
“It is getting out of hand,” says Guillen. “It's getting way out of hand.”
What makes gang shootings difficult for police witnesses are reluctant to talk.
Ogden police Lt. Danielle Croyle says they more cops out on the streets and a special unit has been assigned to work on the problem.
Meanwhile she says anyone with information contact police at 801-629-8228 or 801-629-8221. She says tips may be left anonymously.