ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a number of crimes involving gun violence throughout the city, including shootings and homicides.

The map below shows where these shootings have taken place in the city throughout the year.

Police responded to at least five reports of shootings — as well as two homicides — across Roanoke during the month of January. Six of those eight incidents were reported in the northwestern part of the city.

For the month of February, there were five shootings reported, including two homicides, in the Star City. Two of those shootings took place in northwest Roanoke while the other three were in southwest Roanoke.

In March, there were eight shootings — including one homicide — in Roanoke. Six of them were reported in the northwest part of the city while two happened in the northeast section.

The Star City only saw two shootings, both of which took place in the northwestern part of Roanoke, for the month of April.

As for May, police have already found three shooting victims who may be connected to an early morning shooting on May 1, followed by a homicide on May 4 and a double shooting on May 9, all in northwest Roanoke.

January Shooting Cases

  • Jan. 3 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 500 block of Orange Avenue NE at approximately 3:15 p.m. When police arrived they found one man with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
    Timothy P. Meadows, 44, of Roanoke, was arrested the next day for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to police.
  • Jan. 7 shooting: Roanoke Police were called out at approximately 1:40 a.m. to the 3800 block of Williamson Road NW. When police arrived, they found a man with a critical gunshot wound.
    Jeffrey E. White was arrested for malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to police.
  • Jan. 10 homicide: Roanoke Police responded to the 3500 block of Yellow Mountain Road SE at approximately 1:30 a.m. for a report of a suspicious call with injuries. When they arrived, they found an injured and unresponsive woman — identified as 23-year-old Brooks M. Mullen of Roanoke — lying outside the home, but she was later pronounced dead.
    On May 3, police say Lavon M. Belcher, 30, of Roanoke was taken into custody for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
  • Jan. 22 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 700 block of Fairfax Avenue NW at approximately 6:40 p.m. When police arrived, they were told that a man arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
  • Jan. 23 homicide and shootings: Police responded to multiple shootings in northwest Roanoke within two hours on Jan. 23.
    First, Roanoke Police were called out at approximately 7:15 p.m. to the 500 block of 8th Street NW. When they arrived, they found a man — identified as 33-year-old Tyiray L. Anderson of Roanoke — with critical injuries, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
    Police say that shots were fired at officers on the scene from a vehicle that was parked about a block away, but no one was hurt.
    Roanoke Police also responded to the 2900 block of Hershberger Road NW at approximately 9 p.m. When police arrived, they found one woman with a non-life-threatening injury after a man approached her while she was outside of the business, shot at her, stole her personal items, and left the scene.
    According to police, 21-year-old Eric D. Swain Jr. of Roanoke — who is believed to be involved in Jan. 23 shootings in Roanoke, as well as an armed robbery in Henry County — was arrested in North Carolina for an unrelated incident in the Greensboro area that same night. In addition to the charges he faces for second-degree murder, robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in Virginia, Swain has also been accused of tasing a sergeant at a North Carolina jail.
  • Jan. 25 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 2300 block of Highland Farm Road NW at approximately 6 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man with a serious gunshot wound.
    No arrests have been made.

February Shooting Cases

  • Feb. 1 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 900 block of Hanover Avenue NW at approximately 1:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made.
  • Feb. 6 homicide and shooting: Roanoke Police responded to two separate shootings in western Roanoke, one of which was deadly.
    The first one was reported at approximately 1:50 a.m. in the 3300 block of Ferncliff Avenue NW. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with critical gunshot wounds. The man — identified as 26-year-old William A. Dungee Jr. of Roanoke — was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.
    The second shooting was reported at approximately 3:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Salem Avenue SW. When police arrived, they didn’t find any victims or suspects in the area. A short time later, though, a man arrived at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound related to the Salem Avenue shooting. No arrests have been made.
  • Feb. 8 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to call in the 500 block of Mountain Avenue SW at approximately 9:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found two men with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds after two other people came to the home and got in a fight with the men. However, the suspects were not at the scene when officers got there.
    On Feb. 11, police say 18-year-old Haley A. Sarks and 20-year-old Clayton A. Pellitteri, both from Roanoke, came to the department and were taken into custody without incident for multiple charges related to the shooting.
  • Feb. 12 homicide: Roanoke Police responded to the 1200 block of Jefferson Street SW at approximately 11:15 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a man inside a home with a critical gunshot wound. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
    Police arrested 21-year-old Bryson W. Berger of Roanoke, on Feb. 13 for second-degree murder in connection with the deadly shooting.
    Then, on May 5, police announced that Jaytwon T. Shepherd, 20, of Roanoke, had been taken into custody for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a murder as part of this homicide investigation.

March Shooting Cases

  • March 3 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 700 block of Hunt Avenue NW at approximately 1:15 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police have not made any arrests in this investigation.
  • March 5 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 600 block of Liberty Road NW just before 8 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made.
  • March 8 homicide: Roanoke Police responded to the 3800 block of Panorama Avenue NW after 4:45 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man — identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Robert Wooddall-Gainey of Roanoke — with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to Carilion Memorial Hospital, where he later died. No arrests have been made.
  • March 9 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 2400 block of Williamson Road NE around 5:25 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made.
  • March 11 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 3900 block of Greenlawn Avenue NW around 7 a.m. When they arrived, they found two men with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made.
  • March 21 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 800 block of Hunt Avenue NW at approximately 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man and a woman with non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made.
  • March 22 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 2400 block of Delta Drive NW around 6 p.m. When they arrived, they did not find anyone injured, but they did find a Roanoke City Schools bus that had been hit by a bullet. No arrests have been made.
  • March 29 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 600 block of Orange Avenue NE at approximately 10:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No arrests have been made.

April Shooting Cases

  • April 4 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital at approximately 4:45 p.m. after they were notified by a staff member of a man with gunshot wounds. After an investigation, police determined it took place at a home in the 1000 block of Fairfax Avenue NW. No arrests have been made.
  • April 23 shooting: Roanoke Police responded to the 900 block of Crescent Street NW at approximately 11 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with non-life-threatening injuries inside a vehicle. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No arrests have been made.

May Shooting Cases:

  • May 1 shooting(s): Roanoke Police responded to the 600 block of Westside Boulevard NW at approximately 3:15 a.m. about a person who had been shot. When they arrived, they found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, who was brought to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
    While officers were at the scene, they were notified that another man, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, arrived at LewisGale Hospital. The investigation indicates this person was also injured along Westside Boulevard.
    Then, at approximately 4:15 a.m., police say word came in about a shooting victim in the 1300 block of Melrose Avenue NW. Officers found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound inside a vehicle in the area. That man was also taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
    Officials tell WFXR News that they believe there is a connection between the victim found on Melrose Avenue and the shooting on Westside Boulevard. No arrests have been made.
  • May 4 homicide: Roanoke Police responded to the 1200 block of Hanover Avenue NW at approximately 1:45 p.m. and found a man — identified as 30-year-old Ulysses K. Williams of Roanoke — lying in the street with a critical gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.
  • May 9 shooting: Roanoke Police were patrolling the area near Salem Turnpike NW and 24th Street NW when they heard shots fired from Delta Drive NW at approximately 9:30 a.m. Officers found two men outside a home in the 2400 block of Delta Drive NW with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. They were brought to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
    Mann D. Murray, 22, of Roanoke, was arrested later that day and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony after he was found inside the suspect vehicle in the 1100 block of Pilot Street NW.

This is a developing story.