Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On Monday evening, Jan. 25th, 2021, at 7:27 p.m. multiple callers reported hearing gunshots on Cheryl Lynn Way in the northeast area of Salem. When deputies arrived they found a white SUV crashed into the side of an apartment building and an 18-year-old male with a gunshot wound was located in a nearby apartment. Deputies began providing emergency medical aid to the male while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The male was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

Investigators remained on scene for several hours while processing the area of the shooting for evidence. The apartment building sustained minor damages from the vehicle impact; no people inside of the apartment were injured by the collision. This is an active investigation; no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who has possible surveillance footage in the area to contact Det. Jessica Van Horn at 503-991-2145 or submit a tip online at https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspx.