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Police investigating homicide after Vinton shooting

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 3:33 PM EDT
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VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Vinton Police are investigating the shooting of a man Wednesday afternoon as a homicide.

Police were called about 2:15 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Chestnut Street for a well-being check and reports of somebody being shot.

Officers found one person with what police first said were critical injuries; he was then pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed the death Thursday, as well as his name, Carlos “Los” Andre Jones, 29 of Roanoke. His family had released that information at the scene before police did.

Carlos “Los” Andre Jones
Carlos “Los” Andre Jones(Photo courtesy victim's family)

Police say they do not believe there is a threat to the community as they continue to investigate. No one is in custody, but police say they have identified and interviewed persons of interest.

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