Salem police have surrounded a South Salem apartment building where they think a man who fired a handgun has holed up. The incident is taking place now at the Gateway Village Apartments complex, 1966 Madras St. SE, near the South Salem Courthouse Athletic Club in South Salem. The incident began about 5:30 p.m. when emergency dispatchers radioed officers in the field about reports of a possibly intoxicated man in the vicinity of Madras and Commercial streets SE. According to reports, the man was firing a handgun into the air. The man walked eastbound on Madras Street and entered the parking area of the apartment complex and eventually went inside a unit on the third floor of one of the apartment buildings, according to radio dispatches. Police and witnesses reported hearing at least two gunshots come from inside the unit the man was believed to have entered. Were just locking everything down right now, Salem Police Officer Steve Chancellor said about 6:15 p.m. Were evacuating the surrounding buildings and going from there. Several police officers, a Marion County K-9 unit and a SWAT team are now on the scene as of 6:40 p.m. Witness Zack Rosenblatt, 14, who was among those evacuated, said he saw a man with a big handgun in one hand and a pack of beer in the other. The man was described as white, about 20 years old, and 5-feet-11 with a thin build. Resident Pablo Seja also was evacuated. I was just sitting in my car, and cops came around with their guns out and they said you got to get out of here, Seja said Seja described the area as a nice, safe place to live, and he had never seen anything like this happen before. There have been no reports of injuries since the incident began. More information will be reported when it becomes available.