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Man and woman shot in Salem, expected to survive

A 40-year-old Salem man and a 21-year-old Danvers woman were shot near Park and Palmer streets in Salem on Friday night but are expected to survive, police said.

The shootings occurred in the city’s Point neighborhood, located a short distance from the city’s historic sites, shops and restaurants.

Police received multiple 911 calls just before 9:20 p.m. reporting the shootings and found the victims near that intersection suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, Salem police said in a statement late Friday.

Officers provided first aid to the victims, who were then taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to police.


No arrests have been made, but the shootings were not believed to be random. Police do not believe there is a threat to the public, according to the statement.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Salem police at 978-745-9700 or the anonymous tip line at 978-619-5627.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.