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Roanoke man dies after weekend shooting on Melrose Ave

The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide, police say

Police said the man who was rushed to the hospital following an early Sunday morning shooting in Roanoke has now died.
Police said the man who was rushed to the hospital following an early Sunday morning shooting in Roanoke has now died.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE (Oct. 13, 2021)

Police said the man who was rushed to the hospital following an early Sunday morning shooting in Roanoke has now died.

Authorities announced on Wednesday that 37-year-old Antwannique Banks, of Roanoke, succumbed to his injuries.

A little after 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, police found an unresponsive man inside a vehicle with a serious gunshot wound. They later transported him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

No arrested have been made at this time.

The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.


ORIGINAL STORY

Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m. police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 4100 block of Melrose Avenue NW.

When officers got to the scene, they found a vehicle in the roadway near the intersection of Comer Street and Melrose Avenue NW.

An unresponsive adult male with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound was found in the vehicle.

Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Details about what led up to the shooting are limited. No suspects were located on scene and no arrests have been made.

This is an ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what they know.

You can also text police at 274637 and begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


About the Authors:

Lindsey joined the WSLS 10 team as a reporter in February 2019 and is thrilled to call Roanoke her new home!

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.