Deputies Investigating Shooting

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office 

On July 28th at just before 9:30 pm, deputies were dispatched to the report of gunshots being heard behind Safeway, at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.  While deputies were checking the area, a local hospital reported a 16-year-old victim had arrived with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Deputies responded to the hospital and interviewed the victim regarding the shooting and are continuing to investigate what occurred.  The victim was admitted to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Due to this being an ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Salem Police Department during the initial response to the shooting.

If anyone has information about the shooting, please call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.