Roanoke City Police investigate Orange Avenue shooting - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke City Police investigate Orange Avenue shooting

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Roanoke City Police are still investigating a shooting that happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. It happened at the Paradise Deli Mart near the corner of Orange Avenue and 18th Street.

Police tell WSLS the shooting happened after an attempted robbery. The store clerk told police that he saw the man pull a weapon, but was able to shoot him in self defense.

No word right now where the man was shot, but he was able to run about fifty yards away where police apprehended him in a nearby alley.

The man was transported to a local Roanoke hospital. Police have not identified the man, or his age, or his condition his condition.

WSLS will continue to keep you updated on the latest.

Roanoke City Police are responding to a shooting at Paradise Mart near the corner of Orange Avenue and 18th St. 

Police tell WSLS that at around 8:30 tonight, someone attempted to rob the store.  The shop owner tells police he saw the person reach for a gun, the owner then pulled out a gun and shot the man.  The man who was shot was found by police in a nearby ally.  No word on his condition, but police say he was taken to a local hospital.

Police are still investigating tonight. WSLS Rachel Lucas is on the scene.
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