UPDATE: Boy who died after being shot in southeast Roanoke identified by family; school district releases statement

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UPDATE 3:15 p.m. (8/3/21): Roanoke City Public Schools has issued a statement following the death of a young boy, Camden Brown, after he was shot on Monday.

“We are saddened by the death of a member of our Garden City Elementary School family. Our thoughts are with all those who are grieving.

Roanoke City Public Schools’ counselors are available to support our school community. Additionally, there are resources on the Quick Links of the Roanoke City Public School’s website under Resources for Parents and Guardians. These resources will assist families should they need to have conversations about grief with their child. Immediate support is also available by calling Carilion CONNECT at (540) 981.8181.

We are here to support our RCPS family and hope the community will join us in respecting the privacy of the family as they grieve.”

Roanoke City Public Schools

UPDATE 2:26 p.m. (8/3/21): A family member confirmed to WFXR News that Camden Brown was the young boy who died after being shot in southeast Roanoke on Monday.

The boy’s family has set up a GoFundMe to raise $4,000 for funeral costs. As of this writing, more than $1,100 have been donated to that online fundraiser.


UPDATE 12 p.m. (8/3/21): The Executive Director of Roanoke’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority released a statement Tuesday following the death of a young boy who was shot at Jamestown Place in southeast Roanoke on Monday.

The City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, team members and I are deeply saddened to learn about the death of one of our young residents. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. We will assist the family members who lost their loved one with all of our resources. We are ready to provide grief counselors on site for the family and our staff is working with other community partners to help them in any way we can.

David Bustamante, Executive Director of the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

UPDATE 9:35 a.m. (8/3/21): A representative for the Roanoke Police Department confirmed to WFXR News Tuesday morning that the boy under the age of 10 who was shot in southeast Roanoke on Monday has died.

According to the department, the young boy was shot in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive SE and died at the hospital on Monday, Aug. 2.

Police are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding this shooting, but there is no decision on charges as of yet.


UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Roanoke Police have confirmed to WFXR News on Monday that a child has been shot in southeast Roanoke.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, a child under the age of 10 was shot in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive SE. The child was taken to the hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries.

Police say the incident is under investigation and no charges and no arrests have been made.

Authorities also say this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

WFXR News is continuing to follow this breaking news event.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A large police presence is currently on the scene in a neighborhood in southeast Roanoke.

WFXR News has a crew on the scene in the Queen Ann Drive section of the city and is working to gather additional information.

This is breaking news. Check back for further updates as additional information comes in.

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