17-year-old boy dies after shooting in Roanoke hotel parking lot

Police investigating shooting outside Hyatt Place by Valley View Mall

Police investigating a shooting at Roanoke Hyatt Hotel.
Police investigating a shooting at Roanoke Hyatt Hotel. (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – A 17-year-old boy who was shot in Roanoke early Saturday morning has died, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Police are now investigating his death as a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call 540-344-8500 and share what you know.

People can also text 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent.

Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the parking lot outside a Roanoke hotel early Saturday morning.

Roanoke police tell 10 News the call about the shooting outside the Hyatt Place by Valley View Mall came in just after 3 a.m.

According to police, a 17-year-old male was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a critical gunshot wound.

Roanoke County police officers are assisting with the investigation.

10 News crews on scene said the hotel remains open as police continue investigating.

Police said no one has been charged.

The investigation is ongoing.

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