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Roanoke police arrest 21-year-old for malicious wounding in connection to June shooting

Four people treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said



Roanoke Police arrested a 21-year-old Salem man for malicious wounding in connection to a shooting that happened back in June.

According to authorities, Lamont Griffin Jr. was charged with malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied dwelling and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police said Griffin was identified as a suspect throughout the course of the investigation and were able to obtain the charges and the indictments were served Monday afternoon without incident.


Police said a shooting and a car crash that happened in Roanoke on Tuesday could be related.

At about 2:30 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash at 19th Street and Orange Avenue NW.

One car was overturned and the two men and one woman inside were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Roanoke City Police Department.

Police said the car carrying the three who were hurt disregarded a red light and hit an unmarked Virginia State Police vehicle.

Shortly after police responded to the crash, they said they were notified that a woman with a gunshot wound was also taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they believe the car crash and shooting are related.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made, according to police.

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