Two hurt in early morning NW Roanoke shootings

Happened in the area of West Side Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke City Police Department is investigating two early morning shootings in Northwest Roanoke.

The first incident happened in the area of West Side Boulevard. Police said dispatch got the call at about 3:14 a.m. on Sunday.

Police said two victims suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The second incident happened in the area of Melrose Avenue Northwest. Police received the call from dispatch about an hour later from the first incident, at about 4:11 a.m.

Investigators said a man was shot and is suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The Roanoke Police Department has confirmed that both incidents are connected.

At this time, no arrests have been made as both investigations are ongoing, according to authorities.

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


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