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Woodburn man killed in Salem had gang affiliations

A Woodburn man was killed Saturday after being shot while sitting in a parked car outside the Londonaire Apartments in Salem.

Charlie Rivera, 23, was shot early Saturday and died later that evening at Salem Hospital, said Lt. Steve Birr of the Salem Police Department.

While Rivera had gang affiliations, it was not clear if the crime was gang-related, Birr said.

He had been arrested in Dec. 2010 for delivery of marijuana and methamphetamine and sentenced to 16 months in prison.

“There is one suspect we are looking for, but we haven’t reached any final conclusions,” Birr said. “We are casting a wide net.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to telephone Det. Tony Vandekoppel at 503-540-2353.