Two people shot in two different shootings just miles apart in Roanoke
Police are working to learn if shootings are related
ROANOKE, Va. – Two shot, in two different shootings, about two miles apart: This was the reality in two Roanoke neighborhoods Wednesday afternoon.
A man and a woman were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after two different shootings in Roanoke on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say they are still working to figure out if the two shootings are connected.
Just before 2 p.m., police responded to the 3700 block of Stratford Park Drive SW for a report of a gunshot victim.
Officers found a man in a parking lot who had been shot.
He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what police say are non-life-threatening injuries.
One man who lives at Stratford Village Apartments told 10 News he was in his apartment with his family when people started shooting in the parking lot outside. He said bullets started coming through the wall and window. He said as he was grabbing his kids to get them to safety, a bullet went through his smartphone.
Other witnesses called it a "shootout" and claim there were 24 plus shots, and that they saw people jump into vehicles and flee the scene.
About 10 minutes later, police learned of another shooting and responded to the 3700 block of Troutland Avenue NW.
Officers found a woman who had been shot. She was outside of a residence.
She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what police say are non-life-threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made in connection with these incidents.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 540-344-8500.
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