Roanoke man dies from injuries after weekend shooting on Melrose Avenue, police say

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Police Department announced on Wednesday afternoon that the victim of a Sunday morning shooting in northwest Roanoke has died, turning the case into a homicide investigation.

The department says officers responded to calls about a person who had been shot in the 4100 block of Melrose Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

When police arrived at the scene, they found an unresponsive man inside a vehicle near the intersection of Comer Street and Melrose Avenue NW. That man was brought to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound, according to authorities.

Police released a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 13 saying that the shooting victim — identified as 37-year-old Antwannique Banks of Roanoke — died from his injuries.

This shooting incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

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

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