Man hospitalized after Wednesday shooting in northwest Roanoke, police say

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police are investigating after a driver was reportedly shot and then crashed into another vehicle in northwest Roanoke on Wednesday.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, an officer who was in the 2400 block of Salem Turnpike NW heard shots being fired. The officer then saw an injured person on the corner of 24th Street and Salem Turnpike NW.

The department says the man suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

As the investigation into the shooting continued, police determined the shooting took place in the 2400 block of Delta Drive NW and the victim was driving a vehicle when he was shot.

Officials say the victim’s vehicle collided with an unoccupied vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Police have not identified any suspects nor have they made any arrests at this time.

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

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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