Roanoke Police investigating a malicious wounding incident

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke Police are investigating an incident in which a man was found bleeding due to a stab wound near the intersection of Gainsboro Road and Orange Avenue on Friday night.

According to Scott Leamon of the Roanoke Police Department, the incident was drug-related. Leamon says when the man was taken to the hospital, he preferred not to press charges against the assailant.

Police believe that the incident originated on the corner Whitten Avenue and Downing Street, but are not completely sure at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.