Woman shot Thursday morning in central Salem, police say

A woman was hospitalized following a shooting in central Salem early Thursday morning, the Salem Police Department announced.

Angela Hedrick, department spokeswoman, said police had made no arrests in the shooting as of Thursday afternoon. The agency in its public statement did not identify a suspect.

Around 7:30 a.m., Salem police officers received a report of a person with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Northeast Water and South Streets, just north of downtown, according to the department’s statement.

Officers arrived and found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 24, was transported to Salem Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later transferred to a Portland-area hospital “for continued treatment,” Salem police said.

Northeast Water Street was partly closed for four hours for a police investigation and has since reopened.

The department said its investigation was still pending and it would not release more information.

Update: The Salem Police Department originally stated that the shooting victim was 22 years old. On Dec. 9, the department issued a correction stating her age is 24. Salem Reporter has updated the article to reflect the latest information from the department.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.