Young boy dies after being shot in Roanoke City

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UPDATE 11:08 A.M.: Roanoke Police say the boy shot this morning in Roanoke has died and a second victim was treated for gunshot wounds at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

“As a further update — we were notified shortly after the initial shots fired call was received that an adult male arrived at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in a personal vehicle with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” Caitlyn Cline with Roanoke Police said in a statement. “During the course of this investigation, it was determined that the child and the man were both injured during the shots fired call outside of the residence in the 1600 block of Chapman Avenue SW.”

UPDATE: 6:00 a.m.: A young boy is in serious condition after being shot in the early hours of this morning.

Roanoke City Police Officers were patrolling near the Norfolk Southern train tracks when they heard several shots fired.

As officers started in the direction of those gunshots, dispatch got several reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Chapman Avenue SW. An officer reponding to the scene was flagged down in Shaffer’s Crossing by a woman who directed them to car.

There, they found a young boy inside the car with serious injuries. The child was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital by Roanoke Fire-EMS.

No one has been charged at this time regarding this investigation. Police do not believe there is a threat to the public.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with WFXR for updates.

UPDATE 5:25 a.m.: Roanoke City Police continue to remain on scene.

The unknown situation has been active for more than three hours.

Police cars and yellow caution tape are currently blocking parts of Chapman Avenue.

Several police officers are seen carrying assault rifles.

A lieutenant on scene was unable to provide answers on what happened, who was involved, and how many were injured.

A representative with the department says more information will be sent out “as soon as possible.”

WFXR’s Breana Albizu is on the scene. Tune in to Good Day Virginia from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. for the latest information.

ROANOKE CITY, Va. (WFXR) – Police are on scene of an active situation in Roanoke City.

The intersection of Chapman Avenue and 16th Street is currently blocked off.

We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with WFXR for updates.


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