Roanoke Police investigating shooting at Ms. Choc's Lounge
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday at 3:22 a.m. Police say they were on foot patrol in the area of Ms. Choc's Lounge, 2328 Melrose Avenue N.W. when they heard multiple shots fired from inside the establishment.
The crowd, estimated of more than 150 people, began running from inside the business. Officers responded and began helping people who had injuries. An investigation later revealed that an argument between multiple people started and quickly turned into a physical altercation, that's when shots were fired.
Douglas Troy Hale, age 28 of Roanoke, De'mitreas Gerard Hale, age 26 of Roanoke, Courtney Desean Bratcher, age 28 of Roanoke and Shannon Lewis Walker, age 27 of Roanoke were found with wounds from the altercation from inside the business. Douglas Hale and Courtney Bratcher were transported by Roanoke Fire EMS to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. De'Mitreas Hale and Walker arrived at Roanoke Memorial by personal vehicles.
Detectives and evidence technicians are working to interview witnesses and collect physical evidence from the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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