12-year-old boy shot by relative in Salem

The child's injuries are not life-threatening

vSalem Police are investigating how a 12-year-old was shot in Salem on January 27, 2017. (KOIN)
Salem Police are investigating how a 12-year-old was shot in Salem on January 27, 2017. (KOIN)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A 12-year-old boy was shot in Salem Friday afternoon, Salem police said.

Lt. Dave Okada told KOIN the shooter was a relative but they do not know the circumstances of the incident.

Police do not know where that relative is at this time and do not have anyone in custody.

The child’s injuries are not life-threatening.

A man who works at the Builders Hardware store in the 1700 block of NE Fairgrounds Rd. said the shooting happened at the apartment complex behind the store.

KOIN 6 News has a crew on the way and will have more information when it becomes available.