Local teenager faces multiple charges after Sunday shooting in northwest Roanoke, police say

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke teenager faces multiple charges in connection with a shooting in northwest Roanoke Sunday night that left one person injured.

The Roanoke Police Department says officers responded to the 3900 block of Michigan Avenue NW for reports of shots fired. Police say they found a vehicle damaged from the shooting and started speaking with people who were at the scene.

Shortly after, the department says officers learned a man had arrived at Lewis Gale Hospital via personal transport with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening injury from being shot., after which officers determined that man was involved in the Michigan Avenue shooting.

The preliminary investigation indicates two people who knew each other were involved in an argument that turned into a shooting, the department says.

According to police, the man who was shot — identified as 19-year-old Patrick Evans — was the person who initiated the shooting and he was charged with two counts of attempted malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, shooting into an occupied dwelling, shooting within city limits, and possession of a firearm while a protective order is in place.

The investigation is still ongoing, but the department says other charges may be pending.

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