Clothing color dispute ends with gunfire in Provo


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PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – An argument over the color of someone’s clothes resulted in guns being shot in Provo.

Police were called to the parking lot of a gas station on W. Center Street on Wednesday after shots were fired at a vehicle.

Authorities have determined that 19-year-old Alejandro Molina-Ballesteros had argued with another group of people at the front door of the gas station.

A witness told police that individuals were arguing over the color of the clothes they were wearing.

After the argument, Molina-Ballesteros returned to the driver’s seat of a car and began to walk away. As he exited the parking lot, police said Molina-Ballesteros stopped his vehicle, opened the door and started shooting people in the parking lot.

According to the probable cause statement, six shots were fired and a vehicle was struck. Two bullets hit a vehicle while three others hit a van in the parking lot. The last bullet also hit the building.

A woman was in the van and a man stood a few meters from the struck vehicle, police said.

Molina-Ballesteros was taken into police custody for attempted murder and the offense of discharging a firearm.

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