56-year-old man dead after Thursday morning Roanoke shooting

Shooting happened at about 6:15 a.m.

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager , Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police are investigating a deadly shooting onThursday morning. 

It happened at about 6:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Patterson Ave. SW. 

Daniel Franklin Liptak, 56, of Roanoke, was found in a front yard, having been shot in the lower part of his body. He was conscious when officers arrived, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Liptak was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:53 a.m.

Officers have collected potential physical evidence and interviewed witnesses who heard shots fired.

Witnesses observed two men running from the scene of the shooting.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police's tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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