Salem Police detectives have arrested two male juveniles in today’s shooting incident at the Cherriots Transit Mall.
Detectives determined that the violence ensued as part of an argument between several individuals at the transit mall.
The first male suspect, age 16, has been arrested on various charges including attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
A second male suspect, age 14, who brandished a knife during the dispute, has also been arrested for menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.
Both juvenile suspects have been lodged at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Due to their age, the names of the suspects will not be released.
The 20-year-old male victim remains hospitalized, and his current health status is unknown.
All further inquiries on this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.
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