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Police have teenage boy in custody in connection with Valley View Mall shooting

Shooting was the result of an argument, police say

Arrest made in December Valley View Mall shooting
Arrest made in December Valley View Mall shooting

ROANOKE, Va. – Nearly a month after a shooting inside Roanoke’s Valley View Mall, police now have a suspect in custody.

On Dec. 26, 2020, police believe a teenage boy shot another teenage boy, someone he knew, inside the mall that night.

[‘I have never in my life been this scared’: Valley View Mall employees react to the shooting]

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police will charge him with malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

[Roanoke man thanks Zumiez employees for keeping him safe after gunshots at Valley View Mall]

On Wednesday, he went to the Roanoke Police Department and was taken into custody on a detention order and then transported to the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

Police believe the shooting was the result of an argument inside the mall.


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