Police identify person who died in shooting at 7-Eleven in NW Roanoke

No arrests have been made, police said


Police identified the person who died in a shooting Saturday morning in northwest Roanoke at a 7-Eleven on Williamson Road.

41-year-old Wayne Loveless died in what police said is Roanoke’s 9th gun-related homicide so far this year.

Warrants reveal that Loveless was with three other people at the time of the shooting. Police found blood in the passenger seat of a car found at the scene, according to the warrants.

Police said they haven’t made any arrests yet in connection with this shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.


One man is dead and one person is in custody after a shooting at a 7-Eleven on Williamson Rd in NW Roanoke Saturday morning.

Police tell 10 News it happened around 2:45 a.m.

That’s when they found the victim in the parking lot.

Officers had the road and parking lot closed off to the public for several hours as they collected evidence and talked to witnesses.

This is the 9th gun-related homicide in the city of Roanoke this year.

Officers tell 10 News they believe this was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the community.

No word yet on the charges the suspect is facing.

We will continue to update this story as it develops.

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