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News Release
Police investigate shooting - 04/16/18

On Monday, April 16, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Salem Police officers responded to a call of a shooting. Upon arriving in the 1200 block of Lancaster Dr SE, officers located a juvenile male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The male was transported to Salem Health for treatment.

At this time the investigation is on-going, but we do not believe there is a threat to the general public and do not believe that the shooting occurred where the victim was located. Due to the initial call, Houck Middle School was placed on lockdown status until officers, working with School District staff, determined there was no direct threat to the school. 

Investigators are in the early stages of determining what occurred and updates will be released when information becomes available.

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