2 people being taken to hospital after shooting near Rescue Miss - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

2 people being taken to hospital after shooting near Rescue Mission

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9:30 PM:  Roanoke City Police say at the time of the shooting, the suspect or suspects were arguing with one of the victims before shots were fired.
Police are not releasing any identities at this time.
No arrests have been made.

5:20 PM:  The Rescue Mission believes the incident happened at the opposite end of the street, in the 400 block of 4th Street SE. Rescue Mission CEO Joy Sylvester-Johnson says in the Mission's 66-year history they have never had a shooting near or in the shelter.

At this point, police are still looking for the shooter or shooters.

5:00 PM: Both shooting victims are male, according to police. The 911 call came in at 2:54 PM. Rescue Mission CEO Joy Sylvester-Johnson says the shooter and one of the victims had no connection to the Rescue Mission, and believes the other victim was not part of the altercation. Sylvester-Johnson says her information was based on eyewitness accounts from "engaged presence walkers", who patrol the area near the Rescue Mission.

4:24 update: Roanoke City Police say the victims' injuries appeared to be non life-threatening. The shooting took place in front of the Rescue Mission Women's Shelter, and police are still searching for the shooter.

Original post:
A WSLS 10 crew is headed to the Rescue Mission after Roanoke City Police reports of a shooting.

Early details - two people have been shot and have been taken to Roanoke Memorial. Police are currently looking for an active suspect whose identity is unknown.

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