Roanoke police: Man dies after shooting; now investigating Sunday's incident as homicide

Kevin Williams died Thursday morning


Roanoke police identified the victim in this shooting as Kevin Williams, 38, of Roanoke.

Just after 9 a.m. Thursday, Williams died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a result of his injuries, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Roanoke police say they are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 or text the Roanoke Police Department at 274637 and begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Calls and texts can remain anonymous.

Roanoke police say a man is in the hospital with gunshot wounds after they received reports of shots fired just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officers say they found the victim shot in the 300 block of 9th Street Southwest, near the intersection of Rorer Avenue Southwest.

They said the man was sent to Carilion RMH for treatment.  There's no word on his condition as of 8 a.m. 

Police say this investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Roanoke City Police at 540-344-8500.

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