Authorities release names of two who died in Northwest Roanoke shooting

Police found victims in car, woman died at scene

By Lindsey Kennett - Reporter, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police announced the names of the two individuals who died in Wednesday's shooting in Roanoke.

Kyyona Casey, 21, of Roanoke, died at the scene, while Justin Jennings, 31, of Roanoke, died at the hospital.

A 30-year-old Roanoke man continues to receive treatment for his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Please reference case number 19-074706. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

Police have identified the 30-year-old, but 10 News has chosen not to identify him.

ORIGINAL STORY

Two people are dead after an overnight shooting in Northwest Roanoke, according to police. 

Authorities say officers were patrolling the area near Patterson Avenue SW when they heard gunshots fired nearby. 

Officers went to the area, near Orange Avenue and 11th Street NW, where they thought the gunshots were coming from, and saw a car going east on Orange Avenue. 

Authorities say the car stopped in the 800 block of Orange Avenue and officers found a woman and two men inside with gunshot wounds. The woman died at the scene. 

The two men were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and one of them was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Police are not releasing the names of the victims and the shooting remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke Police at 540-344-8500. 

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