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East Salem shooting victim dies in the hospital

Detectives are still investigating after reports of a shooting near Keizer on Wednesday evening.
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SALEM, Ore. — A Salem man has died from his injuries after a shooting in the unincorporated area of East Salem on Wednesday. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said that the case is still under investigation.

Deputies responded shortly before 5:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a shooting near Hayesville Drive NE and Reimann Street NE, an area on the east side of I-5 near Keizer. At the scene, first responders found one person suffering from critical injuries.

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The victim, identified Thursday as 20-year-old Eduardo Garcia, was taken to a hospital, but the sheriff's office said that he later died as a result of his injuries. An autopsy confirmed that he died from a gunshot wound.

Garcia's family asked for privacy in order to grieve their loss, the sheriff's office said.

Detectives with the Marion County Criminal Investigations Unit were called out to take charge of the investigation. The sheriff's office said that no arrests have been made and it remains an active investigation.

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Investigators have asked any potential witnesses to call the sheriff's office nonemergency line at 503-588-5032 or submit a tip anonymously by texting TIPMCSO at 847411.

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