A Salem police car. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
Update, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.: Salem police said Andrew Ray Rosas, 18, of Salem was killed in the Tuesday night shooting at Hoover School Park. The second victim, an 18-year-old woman, remains in stable condition. Police have not named her or released other details about what took place.
Rosas was a student at McKay High School, according to a statement on the school website from Principal Rob Schoepper.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andrew. He will always be a part of our school, our community and our McKay family,” Schoepper wrote.
Original story below:
Salem police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded in a northeast Salem park Tuesday night.
Police said a man and a woman were “struck by gunfire” in the Hoover School Park around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. The park is adjacent to Hoover Elementary School in northeast Salem, in the 1200 block of Northeast Savage Road.
The release did not say whether a third person is suspected of shooting the victims or provide other details about what took place. Police spokeswoman Lt. Debbie Aguilar said she didn’t have more information available to share when contacted by Salem Reporter.
Medics transported both victims to Salem Hospital, where one victim later died. The second victim is in stable condition, police said.
Anyone with information related to the shooting can call the Salem Police TIPS line at 503-588-8477.
This story will be updated as more information is released.
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Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.