Two Injured in Daytime Shooting

Investigators have arrested two Salem area men in connection with the September 25, 2021, shooting on Tide Court NE.  Victor Ventura (19) and Alejandro Ramirez Jr. (20) were taken into custody by detectives and have been lodged at the Marion County Jail.  Both men are being held on charges including:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Assault in the First Degree (2 counts)
  • Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts)

Both victims are reported to be in stable condition, this is still an active investigation.  Community members who may have information about this incident can submit tips online at or via text message by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

Ventura and Ramirez are scheduled to be arraigned on September 27th, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.