Salem

Suspects sought after shooting injures two men in Salem

SALEM, Ore. – Marion County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a driver and a passenger in connection with a Salem shooting that left two men injured Saturday night.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Don Thomson said the shooting happened on Lancaster Drive SE near Durbin Avenue at around 6:30 p.m.

The drivers and passengers in two vehicles got into a fight and one man in the suspect vehicle fired several shots at the other vehicle, injuring both men inside, Thomson said. The sheriff’s office did not release further details about the altercation.

The victims, 18-year-old Marco Vargas and 18-year-old Carlos Saucedo, were taken to a hospital and later released.

The suspects drove away from the area in a white, older model Buick. The car has gray interior, four doors and non-tinted windows, Thomson said.

The driver is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic man with a medium to large build. He is 17 to 20 years old and has black hair. He was wearing a black and gray hat with “SOX” in white on the front.

The passenger is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic man who is also 17 to 20 years old. He has black hair, dark eyes and clean-shaven face. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a black and gray hat with a white letter “B” on the front.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 503-540-8079.