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Jul-20-2013 22:42printcomments Video

(UPDATED) Two Men Injured in Salem Shooting

Deputies say the shooting happened on Lancaster Drive SE, near Durbin Avenue SE, in Salem, after an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles; one occupant fired at the other vehicle, striking both victims.

Shooting in Salenm, Oregon 7-20-13
Photo and video by Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com

(SALEM) - Two people were treated at the Salem Hospital following a shooting that occurred at about 6:39pm, Saturday. The Salem Police Department received the initial call, but it was later determined that the shooting occurred in the county's jurisdiction.

The victims of yesterday evening's shooting have been identified. Marco A. Vargas, 18, of Salem was the driver. His passenger was identified as Carlos Saucedo, 18, of Salem. Both have been released from the Salem hospital following treatment for their wounds. The suspect vehicle, a white older model Buick, is reported to have gray interior, four doors and non-tinted windows. The driver of the vehicle is described as a medium to bigger build white or light skinned Hispanic male, 17 to 20 years old, with black hair, unknown eye color. He was wearing a black and grey hat with "SOX" in white on front. The passenger is a white or light skinned Hispanic male with a skinny build, 17 to 20 years old, with black hair, dark, small close together eyes and clean shaven face. He was wearing black t-shirt with black and grey hat with white letter "B" on front. Details of the altercation are not being released at this time; nor is information about the firearm used. Detectives would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information on this shooting or the suspects.

Deputies determined that the shooting happened on Lancaster Drive SE, near Durbin Avenue SE, in Salem. It followed an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles; one occupant fired at the other vehicle, striking both victims.

Further details of the shooting are not available for release at this time.

The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Lancaster Drive, near the Taco Bell.

Anyone who witnessed the altercation or shooting or has information about the suspects is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503.588.5094.

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