Witnesses to Shooting Close Freeway at Mission Street

On Monday, April 10, the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north were shut down close to the intersection of Mission Street while police looked into what social media postings claimed to be a gunshot. Police officers are seen in social media videos searching brushy areas on the east side of the motorway, but police spokespeople were not immediately available to comment.

When contacted by email for the response, Capt. Kyle Kennedy of the Oregon State Police said, “Call Salem PD,” and offered no other details. When contacted by email for the response, Salem Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Hardy responded, saying: “We are working to get what information we can out. Be patient, please.

Witnesses to Shooting Close Freeway at Mission Street

When we have information, we will let you know. By 10:40 a.m., the agency tweeted that there was “no current danger to the public.” Yet according to KGW TV, a state police spokesperson who declined to give his name informed the Portland station that “there is a suspect with a gunshot wound.”

You may also view the most recent news About the Shooting below:

According to representatives from the Salem-Keizer School District, lockdowns were put in place at Houck Middle School, Roberts SLC, Four Corners, Eyre, and Miller Elementary schools at around 9 a.m. on Monday as a precaution.

A little over 15 minutes later, the lockdowns were released. Our schools’ lockdowns have now been removed. We will have increased protection on our campuses today and keep all events indoors the entire day out of an abundance of caution.

The latest news about the shooting is below:

According to a statement from the school system, both students and employees are secure.  The exit at Southeast Mission Street is where all northbound traffic is being detoured. According to ODOT spokesman Don Hamilton, a southbound lane is also closed close to Highway 22.


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