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Salem Police investigating a shooting.

News Release from: Salem Police Dept.
Posted: May 8th, 2013 11:12 PM


11:10 p.m./ A suspect was taken into custody and charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree and Recklessly Endangering regarding the shooting at 2630 Broadway St NE Apt. 35. The suspect, Raymond Hernandez 24-years old, is the brother of the victim who was shot in the leg. The investigation revealed that Hernandez had been consuming alcohol. Hernandez removed the handgun from his waistband and was in the process of unloading it when it discharged striking his sister in the leg. The bullet subsequently lodged in a door to a bedroom which contained a male juvenile. A gun was recovered near the scene.

Hernandez was additionally charged with a Salem Municpal Court warrant for Failure to Appear on a Disorderly Conduct charge. Hernandez was also charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 2 counts of Menacing related to a domestic violence incident that occurred in December 2012 at the same address. Hernandez will be lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on all of the charges. No further information at this time.

9:26 p.m.:Preliminary reports from those interviewed at the scene indicate the single gunshot shot came from outside by an unknown person who was never seen, but this information is inconsistent from the evidence obtained thus far. No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation. No further information at this time.

At 6:56 p.m., Salem Police responded to a report of a gunshot wound at 2630 Broadway St NE Apt. 35. When they arrived, they found 18-year old victim, Nikki Apodaca, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. There were numerous other people inside the apartment at the time who are being interviewed. No further at this time.Investigation is continuing.

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