Investigators Called to Scene of Shooting in East Salem ***Update***

Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting reported yesterday evening, October 19th, on Auburn Road NE near Clarmar Drive NE.  When deputies arrived in the area, they located one victim with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a gas station a few blocks away.  The victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The events leading up to the shooting are still being investigated; investigators stated this does not appear to have been a random act of violence.  There are no other known victims at this time and no arrests have been made. 

Investigators are asking anyone living in the area that may have surveillance video of the incident to contact investigators.  Additionally, anyone with information which may be helpful to this investigation is encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 503-540-8079 or submit a tip anonymously at

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted with this investigation by the Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department, and the Oregon State Police.


At about 6:50 p.m. on Monday, October 19th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a reported shooting on Auburn Road NE near Clarmar Drive NE.  Deputies located one victim at a business a few blocks away on Lancaster Drive NE.  The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital; the victim’s condition is unknown at this time.  Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit have been called to the scene and are investigating.  Auburn Road is closed between Clarmar Drive NE and Tierra Drive NE.  This is an active investigation; no further details are available at this time.