SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Three people were shot and one critically wounded in East Salem late Tuesday as police continue to search for the gunmen.
Shots rang out around 11 p.m. in the area of Snoopy Lane and Linuse Court, close to Lancaster Avenue NE, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Neighbors heard the gunfire and one van now has 6 bullet holes.
The driver of a crashed Chrysler at the scene was shot in the head and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The Chrysler crashed into a van after the shooting.
Shortly after the driver arrived at the area hospital, 2 other men with gunshot wounds checked into the Salem Hospital. They were both treated and released.
Judy Ashher, whose van was damaged by both the gunfire and the Chrysler, heard the gunfire and saw the Chrysler wedged between her van and a fence.
“This is where it started. Don’t know what started it, but the car was going this way and they followed him and fired from this direction as well,” she told KOIN 6 News.
Several neighbors told KOIN 6 News they gave investigators video from home security cameras. Marion County detectives have not ruled out the possibility this was gang-related.
Detectives are investigating the shooting. If anyone has any information, please call 503.588.5032.