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Police on scene of shooting at Friendship Retirement Community

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UPDATE (3:15 am) Roanoke County Police are still on the scene investigating an officer-involved shooting at Friendship Retirement Community.

The Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center received several phone calls around 11pm. Callers reported a man was in one of the buildings carrying both a long gun and a pistol.

Officers from Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and State Police responded immediately.

They arrived shortly after 11:00 p.m. to the Health and Rehab Center where callers had reported seeing the unknown person.

Upon arrival, police searched for the suspect. They confronted him in the lobby. 

During the confrontation, a Roanoke County Police officer shot the suspect.

The suspect is the only person that was injured in this incident.

He has been transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is receiving treatment.


UPDATE (1:11 a.m.) Roanoke County Police are still on the scene investigating an officer-involved shooting at Friendship Retirement Community. 

Officers responded around 11:00 p.m. to the Health and Rehab Center to reports of an unknown person in the building. 

Officers subdued and fired at the suspect inside the lobby. He/she was then taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. It is unknown at this time whether or not the suspect was armed. Right now there is no word on whether or not anyone else was injured. 

UPDATE (12:25 a.m.) Roanoke Police tell us an officer was involved in the shooting incident at Friendship Retirement Community.

A spokesperson for Friendship Retirement Community says the suspected gunman was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

UPDATE : 12:01 a.m.
We're expecting to learn more in the coming moments about a reported shooting at Friendship Retirement Community in the Hershberger Plantation area of Roanoke County. 

A media staging area for the incident is being put into place at the Star City Skating Rink across the street, according to the Roanoke County PIO. 

We have crews on the scene and will continue to bring you the latest.

Roanoke County (WSLS) -- Police are on in scene of a shooting in the Hershberger Plantation area in Roanoke County.

Crews are on their way to the scene.

We will keep you updated as more information comes into the newsroom.



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