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May-27-2009 22:59printcomments

Man in Salem Park Shooting Dies From Injuries

Two others shot suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds and remained hospitalized.

Victim at fatal shooting in Salem, Oregon 5-26-09
One of the victims being removed from the scene for medical transport to the hospital. Salem-News.com photo by Jerry Freeman

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police say one of the victims in the shooting that occurred at Northgate Park on the afternoon of May 26th 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.

Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada says Mr. 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," Okada said.

"The investigation into this case is continuing. Anybody with information on this case is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123."

Here is the original report on the shooting: Three Reportedly Shot in Salem Park (VIDEO)




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Rich July 21, 2011 2:24 am (Pacific time)

Damn its been awhile and i still miss him like crazy. Got ur name tatt'ed on my arm so we both ball to my dyin day! RIP TEZ WE MISS U


mad October 23, 2009 8:42 pm (Pacific time)

why did they even did that their really mean you always be in are heart montez will miss you


sad October 14, 2009 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

its really sad i saw everything what happend its sad rip montez you always be i are heart


BRYON GILMORE May 29, 2009 1:54 am (Pacific time)

MAN ... I CANT BELIEVE THIS ... MY PARENTS USED TO WORK WITH MONTEL'S MOM ... I PLAYED BASKETBALL WITH HIM ... THIS ISNT RIGHT ...


Wow! May 28, 2009 8:46 pm (Pacific time)

SAD! I grew up in the area and my mom still lives within a block of the park. Scary stuff!


anon May 28, 2009 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

this was my friend's cousin. he missed school yesterday and i was wondering why because he never missed school

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