Two hurt, one in custody after shooting at Southeast Roanoke apartment complex

Police said there is no threat to the public

Two people were hurt after a shooting at an apartment complex in Southeast Roanoke Sunday evening.

ROANOKE, Va. – Two people were hurt after a shooting at an apartment complex in Southeast Roanoke Sunday evening.

At about 4 p.m., police were called to the corner of King Charles Avenue and Queen Ann Dr. SE at Jamestown Place for the report of the shooting.

One person was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital while the other got help on-site and declined to go to the hospital, according to Roanoke Police.

Police say the person who wasn’t hospitalized has been taken into custody.

Two men were charged regarding this incident. Joseph R. Austin III, 37 of Roanoke, is charged with malicious wounding and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Dashaun L. Williams, 23 of Windsor, NC, is charged with malicious wounding. Both men were taken into custody without incident.

Authorities told 10 News that the two knew each other and that there is no immediate threat to the public.


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