Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: January 13, 1999
Location: Triad Center office building, Salt Lake City, Utah
Alleged Shooter: Di-Kieu Duy
People Killed: One
People Injured: One
Firearm(s): 9mm pistol
Di-Kieu Duy stormed into a Salt Lake City office building claiming that someone in the KSL-TV newsroom was harassing her. However, she ended up on the fourth floor and allegedly shot an AT&T employee and the building manager. Duy had a history of schizophrenia and erratic behavior, as well as numerous misdemeanor arrests.
The firearm used in the shooting was attained legally at a Taylorsville gun shop hours before the shooting. Despite being treated for schizophrenia through an outpatient mental health treatment program, and accumulating a criminal history that included stalking, disorderly conduct, interfering with an arrest, and illegally carrying a concealed weapon, Duy was not prohibited from buying a firearm. Her mental health treatment had not been involuntary and all of her arrests were misdemeanors, therefore Duy was not prohibited from purchasing a firearm.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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