Police seek suspect in Salem shooting, Blacksburg carjacking

Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 2:47 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 at 4:42 PM EST
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - Salem Police have released the name of the suspect in a shooting Monday afternoon outside a Kroger supermarket in Salem, at Main Street and Electric Road in Lakeside Plaza. They are still looking for him.

Police say they responded about 2 p.m. Monday to reports of a shooting in the parking lot. Officers found a man who had been shot; he has been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The suspect has been identified as Zane Chandler Christian of Christiansburg. He has been charged by Salem Police with Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and three counts of Child Neglect.

Christian is also being sought in connection with a carjacking in Blacksburg Monday afternoon. That incident took place about an hour after the shooting.

Anyone who sees him or knows where he is is asked to call 911.

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