The Salem Police Department responded to the sound of gunshots at the Salem Fair on Wednesday night at approximately 8:57 p.m. Officers, who were patrolling the midway when the shots were heard, observed a suspect with a gun, chased the individual down and took him into custody. The suspect is a juvenile male under the age of 16.
The officers also discovered two male victims with gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Salem Fire and EMS personnel. One victim suffered serious injuries in the incident, while the other had non-life-threatening injuries.
This crime remains under investigation, and Salem Police are asking that any eyewitnesses please take the time to provide an account of the incident by calling 375-3083.
The Salem Fair, which is normally open until 11 p.m., closed shortly after the incident.