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Woman arrested for malicious wounding in connection to Northwest Roanoke shooting

Police determined that Aariqua Austin and the victim know each other

Aariqua Austin
Aariqua Austin (Roanoke Police Department)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

The woman police say is responsible for a shooting in Northwest Roanoke on Sunday morning is now behind bars, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Roanoke Police said they arrested 23-year-old Aariqua Austin, of Roanoke, for malicious wounding in connection to the shooting that happened in the 500 block of Madison Ave.

Police determined that Austin and the victim know each other.


ORIGINAL STORY

A man is seriously injured after a shooting in the Northwest Roanoke area on Sunday, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Police said they responded to the report of a person with multiple gunshot wounds at about 11:40 a.m. in the 500 block of Madison Avenue NW.

When police arrived they said they found a man with serious injuries. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to officials.

Officials said no suspects were found on the scene and no arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing. According to the police, there is no threat to the community.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500. You can also text 274637; begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


About the Authors:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.