UPDATE: Two injured, one dead after three separate shootings in northern Roanoke

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UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Over the course of less than 12 hours this weekend, police say three separate shootings in northern Roanoke left two people injured and one person dead.

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.

As officers were responding to the scene, 911 dispatchers reportedly told them there was a person with a gunshot wound at the scene.

When police arrived, they say they found a man with a critical injury outside of a home in the area. Members of Roanoke Fire-EMS ended up pronouncing the man dead at the scene.

Authorities say they will release the victim’s identity after they make the proper notifications.

According to the department, no suspects were found at the scene and no arrests have been made in connection with this shooting, which is being investigated as a homicide.

This news comes after reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Peck Street NW that left one man seriously injured shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, as well as a shooting at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday in the 4800 block of Eden Drive NW that left another man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

All three shootings are still under investigation, police say.

If you have any information about any of the shootings, 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.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police say two people are hurt after two separate shootings took place in a six-hour period in northwest Roanoke this weekend.

At approximately 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, the Roanoke Police Department says word came in about a person with a gunshot wound in the 3300 block of Melrose Avenue NW.

WFXR News visited Peck Street NW in Roanoke, in the area of the shooting that took place on Nov. 13, 2021. (Photo: Evan Johnson/WFXR News)

The city’s 911 center reported that the victim was being transported in a personal vehicle to the hospital; however, that vehicle stopped at Fire-EMS Station 5 for assistance on the way.

According to police, Roanoke Fire-EMS then transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be serious injuries.

Officers who responded to the 3300 block of Melrose Avenue NW were not able to locate any evidence, but authorities did discover evidence of a shooting in the 1000 block of Peck Street NW.

A preliminary investigation indicates Saturday evening’s shooting did take place along Peck Street. No one is currently in custody in connection with this shooting, which is still under investigation.

As for the second shooting, police say they were notified about shots fire around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 in the 4800 block of Eden Drive NW.

WFXR News visited Eden Drive NW in Roanoke, in the area of the shooting that took place on Nov. 14, 2021. (Photo: Evan Johnson/WFXR News)

While officers were on the way to the scene, the 911 center told them that a person with a gunshot wound was found in the 2000 block of Gandy Drive NW.

The department says officers rerouted to Gandy Drive and found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS then brought the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Officers reportedly found evidence of the shooting on Eden Drive, with the preliminary investigation indicating that is where the man was injured.

However, police say additional information about this shooting is limited due to the victim’s lack of cooperation.

As of this writing, officials say no suspects were found at the scene and no arrests have been made in connection with the ongoing investigation into this shooting.

If you have any information about either of these shootings, 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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