Three Teens Arrested; Several Weapons Seized After Shooting Incident in Salem

Posted on May 21, 2023

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police officers arrested three male juveniles this evening after responding to the call of shots fired into an apartment.

Patrol officers were called to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Coral AV NE at approximately 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. A person reported a bullet entered their residence from a neighboring apartment after hearing what sounded like an argument occurring. No injuries were reported.

Officers immediately evacuated neighboring apartments. An adult, who lived in the apartment from where the gunfire originated, arrived on-scene. The person permitted officers’ entry, and four juveniles exited the residence. Officers cleared the apartment and located one AR-15 style weapon, a shotgun, and a long rifle.

Three teens, two aged 14 and one aged 16, were arrested and lodged at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. One of the 14-year-olds is charged with theft by receiving, and all the boys are charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and reckless endangering.

The teens are not named because the Salem Police Department does not identify minors involved in criminal investigations. No further information is available for release.

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