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News Release
Late night shots fired call leads to arrest - 06/21/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 21, 2022

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police detectives have arrested one individual in an incident of gun violence which occurred on June 16, 2022. 

It was just after 11 p.m. when a neighbor reported gunfire at their residence on the 200 block of Kashmir CT SE. Several shots were fired with multiple rounds striking the exterior and interior of the home. Although no one was injured in the incident, one round was located in a bedroom where a child was sleeping. 

Detectives determined a disagreement had occurred between a person who lives in the home and 18-year-old Matthew Lincoln Gauntt. A few hours after the shooting incident, patrol officers sited Gauntt who was in the company of a male juvenile at the time. Although both initially fled on foot as officers approached, Gauntt was arrested without further incident.

Gauntt was lodged at the Marion County Jail on attempted murder and other related charges. He is due to be arraigned today, June 21, and as such, all inquiries concerning this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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