Shooting in Garden City section of Roanoke leaves one dead

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UDPATE 9:20 p.m.: Roanoke Police have released additional information regarding the shooting Thursday night in Roanoke.

According to police, they were notified just before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, of a person who was found at the intersection of Garden City Boulevard SE and Riverland Road SE after being shot.

Officers located the man just off the roadway. Roanoke Fire-EMS pronounced him dead on the scene.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call Roanoke Police at (540) 344-8500.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – WFXR News has learned of a heavy police presence in Garden City, near the intersection with Garden City Boulevard and Riverland Road in Southeast Roanoke.

Several residents in the area called 911 after saying they heard shots fired.

Police have confirmed to WFXR News that one person has died in the shooting.

Police are also saying that Riverland Avenue is closed from Bennington Street to 9th Street.

There is no word about whether or not anyone has been taken into custody.

WFXR News has a crew on the scene.

Keep checking back for additional information.

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