UPDATE: No arrests after 3 shot in east Salem Fred Meyer parking lot

UPDATE – 2:47 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29

Two men and a woman were wounded in a shooting Monday morning in the parking lot of the east Salem Fred Meyer, according to the Salem Police Department. 

The agency said in a news release Monday afternoon that it had made no arrests and was still investigating the shooting.

Police have provided few details, including what prompted the shooting and whether the people involved knew each other.

Officers responded around 7:35 a.m. Monday to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the store at 3740 Market St. N.E.

They found a woman and man, both 30, with gunshot wounds in the parking lot. They also found a second man, 28, with a gunshot wound inside Elmer’s Restaurant east of the store’s parking lot.

They were all taken with “varying injuries” to Salem Hospital, according to the police statement. The woman and one of the men remained hospitalized as of Monday afternoon. 

“The names of the individuals are not being released at this time. Officers have accounted for all the individuals, and there is no continued threat to the public from this incident,” Salem police said in the statement.

A portion of the store’s parking lot remained closed for the police investigation. The store was open for business, and customers must temporarily use the entrance on Lancaster Drive.

UPDATE – 11:37 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29

The east Salem Fred Meyer was back open with customers shopping just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to Tiffany Sanders, a spokeswoman for the corporation. She declined to say whether customers or employees at the time of the shooting were sheltered in place or evacuated, instead referring questions to the Salem Police Department.

Original story below:

Three people were injured in a shooting in the parking lot of an east Salem Fred Meyer, the Salem Police Department said Monday morning.

The shooting shut down the store at 3740 Market St. N.E. Salem police said just before 10 a.m. Monday that all entrances remained closed for its investigation. They didn’t say whether customers in the store at the time were evacuated. 

Police said the injured victims were taken to a hospital for medical treatment but otherwise provided no information about their conditions. Police also did not specify when the shooting occurred.

Salem police spokeswoman Angela Hedrick said the agency could not clarify what prompted the shooting. 

Police have “accounted for” everyone involved in the shooting and there is no continued threat to the public, the agency said on X.

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.