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Roanoke Police investigating two late-night shootings

Roanoke Police responded to Sheetz on Orange Avenue for reports of possible gunshot victims
Roanoke Police responded to Sheetz on Orange Avenue for reports of possible gunshot victims(WDBJ7 photo)
Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 11:02 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police are investigating two shooting incidents that happened late Wednesday.

Police were notified around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday of a boy entering Carilion Roanoke Memorial with gunshot wounds. Officers responded and learned the incident took place in the 1300 block of Orange Avenue NW.

The boy’s injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening, according to police. No arrests have been made.

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Another shooting incident sent two people to Carilion Roanoke Memorial just after 11 p.m. Officers responded to the Sheetz at Orange and Williamson and found a man on the ground near a vehicle with a woman inside. Both had what appeared to be serious injuries, according to the police department.

Officers determined that shooting happened in the 1500 block of Carroll Avenue NW. No arrests have been made.

The police department does not believe the two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PD at 540-344-8500. You can also text 274637, beginning the message with “RoanokePD.”

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