Teen shot dead in NW Roanoke

Published: Sep. 3, 2022 at 8:31 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke City Police have confirmed a teenage boy was killed in Saturday night’s shooting in northwest Roanoke.

Police report receiving a call of shots fired near the 1000 block of Palm Avenue NW.

Officers found a male with what appeared to be a critical gunshot wound outside a home in the area.

Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel pronounced the boy dead on the scene.

Police say his identity will be shared after notifying his next-of-kin.

No one has been arrested.

This remains an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540) 344-8500. You can also text 274637; begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Calls and texts can remain anonymous.