Teen dead after shooting in Northwest Roanoke, police say

Authorities say the shooting happened at about 11:20 p.m. in the 700 block of 18th Street NW

There was a heavy police presence on Hanover and 18th Streets in Northwest Roanoke, just before 1 a.m. (WSLS 10)


The Roanoke Police Department is investigating after a teenager was shot and killed Sunday night.

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Authorities say they were called to the scene of the shooting in the 700 block of 18th Street NW at about 11:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, authorities located a juvenile male inside a home who had been shot and had critical injuries. Unfortunately, the young boy did not survive the shooting.

Responding officers said there was property damage to the outside of the home that was caused by the shooting.

At this time, no arrests have been made and Roanoke Police are still searching for a suspect.

The police department did not release any further details on the incident and said it remains an ongoing homicide investigation.

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


There is a heavy police presence on Hanover Avenue and 18th Street right off Orange Avenue in Northwest Roanoke.

Neighbors told 10 News that there was another shooting.

This comes on the heels of a violent weekend in the Star City, with two overnight shootings reported on Saturday, one of which was deadly.

We are still working to confirm the details surrounding this incident with the Roanoke Police Department and will continue to update this article as information becomes available.

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