Salem, Ore. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 have been closed near milepost 254 due to a shooting investigation. The closure began at the intersection of Highway 22 and is expected to last for several hours.

According to Oregon State Police, there has been a shooting and a suspect has been shot, but no further details have been provided at this time. It remains unclear what led up to the incident.

Authorities are urging drivers to avoid the area and find an alternate route as the investigation continues. The closure of the northbound I-5 is causing significant traffic delays, and drivers are advised to plan accordingly.

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