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Police investigating a shooting on Melrose Ave. that left one seriously injured

Roanoke, Virginia – A shooting that occurred early Sunday morning is being investigated by Roanoke Police.
An individual with a gunshot wound near the 4100 block of Melrose Avenue NW was reported to police at 2:30 a.m.
Officers arrived on the scene to find a car parked on the side of the road at the junction of Comer Street and Melrose Avenue NW.
Man with gunshot wound was found in the vehicle by law enforcement as well.
The man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Roanoke Fire-EMS.
There are few details regarding the circumstances that led up to the shooting. There were no suspects found on the scene, and no arrests were made.
Investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in connection to the incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 or sent a message at 274637 starting the text with “RoanokePD.”

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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