Boy dies after early-morning Roanoke shooting, police say

The boy was hospitalized with serious injuries before he died.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE: 11:08 a.m.

The Roanoke Police Department announced that the boy who was shot Friday morning has died.

Also,shortly after the initial shots fired call was received, a man arrived at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in a personal vehicle with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to police.

They now believe that the child who died and this man were both injured during the shots fired call outside of the residence in the 1600 block of Chapman Avenue SW.


A boy is in the hospital with serious injuries after an early-morning shooting in Roanoke, according to police.

Authorities say officers on patrol heard several shots fired from the area south of the Norfolk Southern train tracks around 12:15 a.m. Friday.

As officers started heading in the direction of the gunshots, police say dispatch received a call for shots fired in the 1600 block of Chapman Ave. SW.

One of the officers responding to that scene was flagged down in Shaffer’s Crossing by a woman who directed him to a car, where according to police they found a boy inside with a serious gunshot wound.

Authorities say the boy was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Roanoke Fire-EMS.

No one has been charged at this time and police believe there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500. You can also text at 274637 and begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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