wsls logo

Family identifies 8-year-old boy who died after being shot in Roanoke

Camden Brown died in Monday evening’s shooting, according to family

Family remembers little boy who died in Roanoke shooting
Family remembers little boy who died in Roanoke shooting (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – 10 News has learned that Camden Brown is the boy who died after being shot on Monday in Roanoke, according to his family.

Camden, who was 8 years old, attended Garden City Elementary School, according to the school division.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched. Just hours after launching the campaign, donations have exceeded the $4,000 goal, which has since been raised to $8,000. The money donated will help offset funeral costs and take care of other needs like counseling for his brothers and sisters.

Anyone interested in helping the family in a non-monetary way can reach out to Indoce Cox at iblcox8@gmail.com.


UPDATE

A boy has died after a shooting in Roanoke on Monday evening, according to police.

Authorities said that the boy was under 10.

The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive SE around 5:40 p.m., officers said.

Authorities said no other information will be released at this time.

Roanoke City Public Schools released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:

On Tuesday morning, the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority released the following statement:


ORIGINAL STORY

Boy seriously hurt after being shot in Roanoke
Boy seriously hurt after being shot in Roanoke

A child is in the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Roanoke Monday evening.

Roanoke police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive SE for reports of a shooting that happened at about 5:40 p.m.

Officers arrived to find a boy under 10 years old suffering from a serious gunshot wound. He was later transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.


About the Authors:

McKinley Strother joined the WSLS 10 News team in June 2020. He anchors 10 News at 6 and 11 on Saturdays and Sundays and you'll also catch him reporting during the week.

Shayne Dwyer is an award-winning journalist and a member of the 10 News team since May 2018.