Mexican Male shoots Three People At Salem Park one now deadOne Victim From Park Shooting Dies
Salem Police Dept. – 05/27/09
One of the victims in the shooting that occurred at Northgate Park on the afternoon of May 26 has died of his gunshot wounds.
21-year old Montez Bailey of Salem died early this morning from the wounds he sustained in the incident. Bailey was sitting on a park bench at the park along with 21-year old Skylar Hyland and 20-year old Cameron Carolino when the suspect walked up, had a brief conversation with them, then fired several gunshots. Hyland and Carolino also suffered gunshots wounds that are not life-threatening. They both remained hospitalized with their injuries.
Salem Police Dept. – 05/26/09
The three victims were sitting on a park bench in the southern portion of the park when they were approached by the suspect. A short conversation ensued between the suspect and the victims, then the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots. There was no indication of an argument or fight prior to the shots being fired.
Salem Police officers arrived on scene within three minutes of being dispatched and immediately began rendering aid to the victims and checking the area for the suspect, but they were unable to locate him.
One victim suffered life threatening gunshots wounds and the other two suffered non-life threatening wounds. All three were transported from the scene to Salem Hospital.
The suspect was described as a hispanic male, 16-18 years old, short black close cut hair, wearing a light colored shirt, long blue shorts and carrying a black backpack.
Anybody with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.