Police identify man who died after Sunday morning shooting in northeast Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police announced on Tuesday the identity of the man who died after a shooting in northeast Roanoke early Sunday morning, which was one of three shootings in the city over the course of 12 hours.

The Roanoke Police Department says word came in about shots fired in the 3100 block of Williamson Road NE at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. Dispatchers then notified responding officers there was a person at the scene who had been shot.

When police arrived, they reportedly found a man with a critical injury outside a home in the area. The man was then pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, authorities identified the victim in this ongoing homicide investigation as 46-year-old Clayton T. Williams.

This was one of three shootings that took place in Roanoke over the weekend.

One shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Peck Street NW shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, leaving one man seriously injured, according to authorities.

A report of shots fired also came in around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 from the 4800 block of Eden Drive NW before responding officers discovered a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

As of this writing, police have not announced any arrests in connection with the ongoing investigations into these three shootings.

If you have any information about any of the incidents, you are asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department by calling 540-344-8500 or sending a text starting with “RoanokePD” to 274637. You can remain anonymous.

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