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‘A terrifying five seconds’: Shooting left Wasena residence riddled with bullet holes

A witness told 10 News a car stopped in front of the home and opened fire

Neighbors were terrified after a residential shooting in Wasena Saturday night.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - Dec. 27, 2020 at 6:22 p.m.

A shooting in Southwest Roanoke Saturday night terrified neighbors and left a house riddled with bullet holes.

Roanoke Police said they responded to the shooting on Howbert Ave in Wasena just before 11 p.m.

A witness told 10 News a car stopped in front of the home and opened fire.

The house has at least ten bullet holes and a neighbor picked up some rounds from the scene.

Another neighbor further down the street described the incident as a terrifying five seconds.

“I thought pipes were going off. You just don’t hear that every day in this neighborhood. My daughter came down from upstairs really freaked out, so I put all of us in one of our basement rooms,” said Evan Lineberry, Wasena resident.

Neighbors told 10 News police got there soon after the shooting.

Roanoke Police have not made any arrest in this case and it’s still under investigation.


The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in Roanoke Saturday night.

At about 10:45 p.m., authorities said reports of gunfire and property damage at the 1200 block of Howbert Avenue SW in the Wasena area were called in.

Officers located evidence of a shooting and property damage to a residence, but no injuries have been reported.

According to police, no suspects were located and the incident remains under investigation.

10 News went to the scene to find at least 10 bullet holes on the house left from last night’s incident.

About the Authors:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.