PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Salem police responded Thursday morning to the report of a person with a gunshot injury at the intersection of Water Street and South Street NE.

Once on the scene, officers say they found a 22-year-old woman who had been shot several times. She was taken to a Salem-area hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later transferred to a hospital in Portland for continued treatment.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating. A portion of Water Street was closed for several hours but has since reopened.