Man found in southwest Roanoke hospitalized with gunshot wound, possibly related to road rage, police say

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An investigation is underway after a Friday afternoon shooting — possibly related to road rage — left a man injured in southwest Roanoke.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, officials were notified about a person with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of Franklin Road SW at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

Officers who responded to the call found a man inside a business in the area with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening injury. First responders then brought the man to Carilion for treatment.

At this time, the department says the preliminary investigation did not occur where the victim was found, adding that it seems the man transported himself to the Franklin Road address.

In addition, according to the statement released by police Friday evening, “At this time, it appears as though this incident is related to ‘road rage’ between the victim and suspect.”

Authorities say they have not made any arrests in connection with the ongoing investigation into this shooting.

If you have any information about 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.

This marks Friday’s second shooting in the Star City, with the first one leaving a man with non-life-threatening injuries in northwest Roanoke Friday morning.

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