Investigators from the Marion County Sheriff's Office process the scene of a shooting in the Four Corners area of southeast Salem on March 24, 2021. (Courtesy/Marion County Sheriff's Office)

One of the 17-year-olds shot during an apparent marijuana deal gone bad died Saturday, turning the episode into a homicide.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced the death on Sunday and said the family asked that the teen’s name not be released.

He was one of two shot about 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the rear parking lot of Four Corners Elementary School. The second gunshot victim was treated at the hospital and released, according to the sheriff’s office.

As deputies searched for suspects Wednesday, they detained two other 17-year-olds. One was released and the other accused of first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree theft.

The sheriff’s office said it had made no other arrests and asked anyone with information to call its tip line at 503-540-8079.


Police seek tips after two 17-year-olds shot in southeast Salem