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2 hurt in Roanoke drive-by shooting

Police say they heard gunshots in the area while on patrol 4 a.m. Sunday

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ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police are investigating a shooting in the Hunt Avenue area.

They said they heard gunshots while they were patrolling around 4 Sunday morning.

Officers say they saw a car speeding away with its back window broken out, and tried to stop it.

They gave pursuit, and after a short chase, police pulled the car over and the three people inside were taken to the department for questioning.

Officers were told two male victims with non-life threatening gunshot injuries took themselves to Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital around 4:15.

The two men were identified by police as Tychain Davis and Jeffrey Brown.

Several witnesses told police the two were a part of a large gathering at the 800 block of Hunt Avenue when a car drove by and shot into the crowd.

Police say several people in the crowd returned fire, and that's when the car sped off.

The driver of that car, Dalantae Brown, was charged with eluding police.

This incident is still under investigation.