SW Roanoke shooting leaves woman, 7-year-old twin boys hurt, officials say

No arrests have been made, police say

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

A woman and two 7-year-old boys were hurt during a shooting in Southwest Roanoke on Monday evening, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Don Caldwell. We’re told the boys are twins.

The Roanoke Police Department said they received the call about a person with a gunshot wound in the 1600 block of Salem Ave SW around 5:30 p.m. RPD told 10 News the three sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday afternoon, Caldwell told 10 News that police have a suspect identified, but have not yet made an arrest or placed charges. The suspect’s name was not released.

Caldwell said the shooting happened because of an issue with a bicycle.

If you live in the area and have surveillance footage, you’re asked to share the recordings with RPD. Police said anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500. You can also text RPD at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

You can watch RPD’s press conference on Monday evening below.


UPDATE

Three people are hurt and no one has been arrested after a shooting in Southwest Roanoke on Monday evening.

Authorities say they received the call about a person with a gunshot wound in the 1600 block of Salem Ave SW around 5:30 p.m.

Police said that responding officers found three people shot: one woman and two boys. The names and ages of the victims were not released.

RPD told 10 News the three sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Roanoke Fire-EMS took all three victims to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to police.

There have been no arrests made in the incident yet, RPD said. No information about a possible suspect was given.

There is no active threat to the community, according to police.

If you live in the area and have surveillance footage, you’re asked to share the recordings with RPD. Police said anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500. You can also text RPD at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

Watch Roanoke Police’s press conference in the video below.

Stay with 10 News as this story develops


ORIGINAL STORY

10 News is on the scene of a possible shooting on Salem Avenue in Roanoke.

There is a heavy police presence and crime tape that can be seen around the Hurt Park area.

There was a press conference slated for this evening (April 10), which has been canceled so that police could respond to this incident.

We’re working for you to get more information.

Stay with 10 News as this story develops


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