UPDATED: Two teens shot, one arrested in fight at NE Salem bus stop

This story was updated Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7:40 a.m. with additional information.

Two teenage boys were shot and one arrested following a fight at a bus stop in northeast Salem Tuesday evening, police said.

Officers responded to Northeast Silverton Road and Northeast Hawthorne Avenue and found a 16-year-old boy in the roadway with a gunshot wound, Salem police said in a news release Wednesday morning.

Police found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Northeast Lansing Avenue and Northeast Hammel Street.

Police said during a fight between teens at the bus stop, the 15-year-old brandished a handgun and shot the 16-year-old.

Both teens were taken to Salem Hospital, where the 16-year-old remains.

The 15-year-old was treated and released, then taken to the Marion County Juvenile Department. He faces charges of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and riot, police said.

Police do not name minors in criminal incidents, and juvenile court records are generally confidential under state law.

Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.

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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.