Two people injured during shooting at Salem Fair; grounds close and guests sent home

Two people injured during shooting at Salem Fair; grounds close and guests sent home

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UPDATE: Salem Police say two people were taken to the hospital last night following a shooting on the opening night of this year’s Salem Fair. As a result, the fairgrounds were closed and fairgoers were sent home. Authorities say one of the victims sustained serious injuries, while the other victim’s injuries are said to be non life threatening. A suspect said to be under the age of 16 was taken into custody shortly after the incident.

 

Previous: Salem Police say two gunshots were fired on the opening night of this year’s Salem Fair. As a result, the fairgrounds were closed and fairgoers were sent home. There are no initial reports of any injuries, and there are no further details immediately available. Reports from the scene indicate multiple police agencies are present to investigate the gunshots.

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