Dispute Leads to Shots Fired, One Fatality, Two Wounded

Posted on February 14, 2023

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Monday, February 13, Salem Police officers responded to the area of Arbon DR and Vallejo ST NE on multiple reports of gunfire.

Arriving officers located two men with gunshot wounds. Both men received medical aid at the scene; however, one man, age 27, subsequently died of his injuries. The second man, age 30, was transported to Salem Health and currently remains hospitalized.

A third person with a gunshot wound, a teenage girl, was also located and transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers learned several men were gathered in the street when a dispute erupted, and gunfire was exchanged. Stray bullets from the encounter struck a nearby residence with a round entering the home and striking the teen.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and are leading the investigation. Although no further details are being released about the incident, anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salem Police Tips Line at 503-588-8477.

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