2 teens shot, 2 others detained in Salem


Officials are seeking tips from the public

Two people were shot in the 4200 block of Durbin Ave SE in Salem, March 24, 2021 (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two teenagers were shot and rushed to a hospital in Salem late Wednesday afternoon, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

Shortly after 4 p.m., two 17-year-olds were shot in the back parking lot of Four Corners Elementary School in the 4200 block of Durbin Avenue SE. Both victims were rushed to the hospital. One victim suffered non-life threatening injuries while the other victim is currently in critical condition.

Two other 17-year-old boys were detained in the area and officers confiscated one gun. One of the teens was charged with first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree theft. The other juvenile was released to their parents.

More than 3 hours after the shooting, investigators remained on the scene searching for evidence. According to authorities, investigators believe the shooting occurred during a suspected marijuana deal.

The case is active and ongoing, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip online or by calling 503.540.8079.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.

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