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Man found dead in vehicle after reports of gunshots in Salem

SALEM, Ore. - Salem police found a man dead inside his car in a ditch Saturday morning after they responded to reports of gunshots nearby.


It happened in the area of Fairway Avenue and Reese Hill Road Southeast at around 3 a.m., according to Lt. Dave Okada.


Police said the man, later identified as Andrew Entizne, 32 of McMinneville, was driving a silver sedan.


Officials haven't specified if the man died from injuries in the crash or from gunfire.


Neighbors told KATU News they heard five gunshots.


"I would say this is a really quiet neighborhood," said neighbor Mark Wade. "Anything like that would kind of surprise me. Seems like a retirement community. My wife and I walk around here all the time, never seen anything suspicious."


Detectives said they suspect the incident was gang-related. Police did not release any additional details.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Vasas at 503-588-6123.


This story will be updated with more information as we learn it.

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