Salem Police Department – 03/18/22 4:28 PM
On Friday, March 18, 2022, at approximately 2:15pm, Salem officers, along with other local police agencies, responded to multiple calls regarding a potential shooting near the Salem Center Mall in downtown Salem. Officers who responded to the scene located one male juvenile victim at a business near High St. NE and Chemeketa St. NE with a gunshot wound. That victim was transported to the Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police officers conducted a search of the Salem Center Mall and escorted employees and customers out of the building. No additional victims were located. At this time, no suspect is in custody.
Although this is still an active investigation, we can report that after the initial shooting, there were no additional shots fired as was being reported over social media.
Streets in downtown are now opening. However, motorists and downtown visitors should expect a police presence in the area of the Salem Center Mall as the investigation continues.
No additional details are available for release at this time.