NE Salem shooting early Monday leaves 2 injured

A street altercation early Monday morning in the Northgate area resulted in two people being shot, including a bystander, the Salem Police Department announced in a news release.

Police arrested Jose M. Bermudes-Lopez, 25, and Christofer Campuzano-Guevara, 22, on charges unrelated to the shooting, Salem police said. A 14-year-old boy was also transported to the Marion County Juvenile Department for a warrant for a probation violation.

A Salem police officer patrolling the area of Portland Road and Northeast Hyacinth Street heard gunshots around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the police statement.

Police found two victims –  a 47-year-old woman who was out walking her dog, and a 23-year-old man – each with a gunshot wound. Both victims were taken to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined that “two men from two different groups gathered in the street got into a physical altercation” when the shooting occurred, according to the news release. 

Salem police did not provide any information about what prompted the altercation.

The crowd dispersed and one group fled to a nearby home in the 4200 block of Northeast Fir Rest Way. Police searched the home and seized a short-barrel rifle. 

Bermudes-Lopez was booked into Marion County Jail on a parole violation, while Campuzano-Guevara was booked on a charge of second-degree criminal mischief. Both were being held without bail as of Monday, the jail’s roster showed.

The Salem Police Department does not identify minors involved in criminal investigations, and juvenile court records are generally confidential under state law.

A 16-year-old boy who police described as a runaway was also released to the custody of a parent.

Salem police said detectives were investigating the shooting and the agency would release no additional details.

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.