MILLCREEK — An assistant preschool teacher was shot and killed Friday as she was leaving the school to go home.
A 70-year-old gunwoman fired several shots at the teacher, who was driving away — then reloaded and fired several more rounds, said Unified Police Lt. Don Hutson.
The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hal J. Schultz facility of the Salt Lake CAP Head Start school at 336 E. 3900 South.
The 34-year-old teacher, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, had just left the school for the day and got into her car when another woman approached her and opened fire, Hutson said.
The older woman, armed with a .38-caliber revolver, unloaded her gun into the car as the victim sat in the driver's seat and began to pull away. The older woman then reloaded and continued firing through the car at close range, he said.
The gunwoman then put down her gun and called 911. When officers arrived, she was waiting for them.
When asked why she had fired the shots, Hutson said the only explanation she offered a 911 operator was, "I don't know, and that's all I'm going to say."
Only good thing is at least the children were gone... and didn't have to witness this.