Man found dead with gunshot wound outside NE Salem nightclub

A man was found dead of a gunshot wound in the early hours of 2024 in the parking lot of a northeast Salem nightclub.

The Salem Police Department responded around 3:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1 to a report of a person with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of La Leyenda Nightclub, 3260 Portland Rd. N.E., where they found the man dead.

Police described the shooting as a homicide but did not identify the 29-year-old man who was killed or say whether they had identified a suspect.

Department spokeswoman Angela Hedrick said Tuesday that police had made no arrests in the shooting.

“Our Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and are working all available leads in this very active investigation, so there is little else to share at this time,” Hedrick said in an email.

This is a developing story.

This story was updated after Salem police provided 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.