Suspects arrested in Salem shooting of 10-year-old boy, man


Both victims are in stable condition, police said

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two men were arrested and charged with attempted murder after a Saturday afternoon shooting in Salem that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and injured a 31-year-old man.

The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. on Tide Court NE, near Surfwood Drive NE in an unincorporated area of Salem, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. A 911 caller reported 2 people were shot and a car fled the area.

The 10-year-old was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance Saturday. Police said Sunday that he and the man are both expected to survive.

Marion County deputies and law enforcement from Keizer, Salem, Stayton and the Oregon State Police rushed to scene. The vehicle that reportedly fled the scene was found and authorities said multiple people were detained.

Alejandro Ramirez Jr., left, and Victor Ventura, right. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Victor Ventura, 19, and Alejandro Ramirez Jr., 20, were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail. They are both charged with attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of assault in the first degree and two counts of assault in the second degree.

Ventura and Ramirez will be arraigned in court 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The Marion County DA’s Office also arrived at the scene along with a crew from the Marion County Fire District 1 and the Willamette Valley Communications Center.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No other information is available at this time.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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