SALEM, Ore. – Two people are dead after a shooting outside a pool hall on Lancaster Drive near Market Street.
Police were called out for the double shooting just before 11 p.m. Sunday. The first officers on scene found two people dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Heritage Square center.
Marcelino Osorio-Jiminez, 35, of Salem, was detained near the scene and arrested on two counts of murder.
"The investigation has shown that Osorio-Jiminez was involved in a dispute with the two adult male victims and shot them while in the parking lot," said Salem police Lt. Dave Okada.
Police have identified the victims as Hector Martinez-Arroyo, 26, and Carlos Zepeda-Ponce, 50, both from Salem.
"They were good guys, man, never got in trouble just worked," said Roberto Ramirez, who knew both men. "Hector would play soccer, the other guy was a nice guy, too. That’s really sad, man. No one likes to let people go."