One dead, another wounded following shooting at gas station

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 2:23 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police have confirmed one woman is dead following an overnight shooting at a gas station in the city’s northwest neighborhood.

According to police, officers were called to the Shell gas station and convenience store in the 3900 block of Melrose Avenue NW around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found a woman in a vehicle with what appeared to be critical injuries.

She was pronounced dead on scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS crews. Her name has not been released.

Officers also found a man with critical injuries from the shooting inside a nearby business. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police say they have few details about what led to the shooting. No one has been arrested in what police say is a homicide investigation.

Gas station employees tell WDBJ7 they heard and saw shots fired from the outside into the convenience store around 12:15 a.m. Five or six customers were inside at the time of the shooting.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call (540) 344-8500, or text them at 274637. Anyone texting information is asked to begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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