Two Death Investigations Underway in South Salem

Posted on October 29, 2023

Salem, Ore. — The Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit and Traffic Team are conducting two death investigations in south Salem stemming from a dispute which occurred early today.

At approximately 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning, Salem Police officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired occurring at an apartment in the 4000 block of Liberty RD S. Witnesses reported hearing an argument then the sound of gunfire with a person fleeing the scene in a vehicle, leaving one man deceased from a gunshot wound.

A responding officer located and pursued the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Commercial ST SE. The vehicle crashed through the property of two businesses in the 4700 block of Commercial ST. The driver was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Each scene is under active investigation, and no further details, including information about the decedents, is being released at this time.

Commercial ST was closed between Boone RD and Hilfiker LN SE for approximately four hours for the investigation of the collision.

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