Update 5:30 p.m. Thursday:
A 2-year-old Salem girl shot Wednesday night remains in critical condition at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Salem Police Department said Thursday evening.
The girl was shot inside her home Wednesday night, police said. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Lt. Treven Upkes said information about the incident is trickling slowly because of privacy concerns and because of the active investigation. He said they are working with the hospital and the Marion County District Attorney's office.
"Emotional and complex cases such as this, we're working with everybody involved as a team," he said. "It's not just one organization making these decisions, we're working in conjunction with others."
He added that circumstances could change depending on how the girl's recovery goes. He reiterated the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
Original story below
A 2-year-old Salem girl was hospitalized by Wednesday night with life-threatening injuries from an apparent gunshot wound.
The Salem Police Department said in a statement that officers responded to the 300 block of Bradley Drive S.E. at 7 p.m. to reports of an injured child. Police said officers found the infant girl with the injury.
The girl was flown to a hospital in Portland, the police said.
Detectives were on scene investigating as of 10:20 p.m. Police said there would be no further information released tonight “due to an ongoing investigation.”
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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