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Police investigating shooting in Salem near Market Street

The law enforcement presence caused traffic come to a standstill.
Credit: KGW

SALEM, Ore. — The Salem Police Department and Oregon State Police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting in Salem near I-5 at Market Street NE. 

The suspect is described as an adult Hispanic man, approximately 5'5" with a shaved or almost-shaved head and a mustache. He was seen wearing khaki pants and a khaki shirt. The suspect was seen headed south from the area with a firearm. The public is encouraged to call 911 if they see someone matching the suspect description.

The incident caused traffic to back up on I-5 around exit 256.

This story will be updated.