UPDATE: Roanoke Police rule incident in Northwest a homicide; suspect identified

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE

Roanoke City Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found this morning near the 600-block of Lucerne St. in Northwest.

An initial investigation by authorities determined that the incident was a homicide, according to a release from the Roanoke Police Department.

Family members of the victim identify the person as Corey Brown, although police have not confirmed those details yet.

Police have also identified a person of interest in this incident, according to the release.

The incident remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL

Roanoke City Police are investigating after a body was found this morning near the 600-block of Lucerne St. in Northwest.

Officers got the call around 6 a.m., and say the victim suffered from gunshot wounds.

Neighbors tell WDBJ7 the victim was a man, and family of the victim is on scene.

Half of the street is still blocked off as of 9 a.m.