Boy, 13, shot on east Salem street Thursday night

Police say people in a pickup truck approached and shot a 13-year-old boy on Lancaster Drive Thursday night.

The teen was treated for a non-life-threatening threatening gunshot wound, according to Angela Hedrick, Salem Police Department spokeswoman. The agency said Friday that no arrests had been made in the shooting near the North Lancaster neighborhood.

People on Lancaster near Northeast Beverly Drive flagged down a police officer around 11:15 p.m. Thursday to alert him to a teen with a gunshot wound to his hand.

The victim told police he was approached by people in a pickup truck “when the gunfire occurred,” according to Hedrick.

She said in an email that police were investigating the shooting and would not release additional information.

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.