UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Neighbors say Tuesday morning’s shooting in northwest Roanoke was the kind of wake-up call that no one wants to get.

“It was scary,” said Dave Parker, a resident in the area of the shooting. “Because it sounded like it was too close to our apartment.”

Another neighbor, Etilma Marroquin, also reacted to the shooting, saying, “I was just looking out of the window and nobody was there. I probably ran. I’m not sure.”

Parker believes that guns are too accessible, saying, “You can buy guns now anywhere in the streets… When you have that, you’re not going to be able to control it. You gotta do something with stopping the flow of guns.”

In the last several days, three people have been hurt and one has died from other acts of violence in northwest Roanoke. This includes a stabbing Thursday afternoon that injured a woman, a shooting Saturday evening that injured a man, and multiple shootings Sunday night that left a man dead and a woman injured.


UPDATE 10:10 a.m.: Several hours after a large police presence was spotted at Countryside Estates in northwest Roanoke, authorities announced that a man had been shot in the area Tuesday morning.

The Roanoke Police Department says word came in from the E-911 Center at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 about a person with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of Highland Farm Road NW.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound outside of a residence in the area. First responders brought the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

WFXR News spoke with neighbors at the Countryside Estates apartment complex Tuesday morning, who say this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred. Now, they are asking for more to be done with regard to the security where they live.

Two residents told WFXR News they were scared after hearing six loud gunshots outside their door shortly before 6 a.m.

One neighbor came outside and reportedly found a bullet had hit the windshield of their car, which also had blood on it.

Police say they did not find any suspects at the scene and have not made any arrests in connection with the ongoing investigation into this incident.

If you have any information about this shooting, you are asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department by calling 540-344-8500 or send a text starting with “RoanokePD” to 274637.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Numerous police officers are currently gathered at a northwest Roanoke apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Countryside Estates is located in the 2300 block of Highland Farm Road NW. A large portion of that road is currently blocked off.

WFXR News has a crew at the scene, working to learn more about the reason behind this police presence, which authorities expect to remain in place for several hours.

Neighbors tell WFXR News they heard multiple gunshots around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, but police have yet to confirm that information.

However, authorities say that there is an investigative unit currently at the apartment complex.

This news comes after a stabbing and multiple shootings in northwest Roanoke left three people injured and one person dead between Thursday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 23.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes into the WFXR newsroom.