Teen dead after Roanoke shooting

Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 2:14 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A shooting Saturday night left a boy dead in what preliminary evidence indicates was an accident and self-inflicted.

Roanoke Police say they responded around 11:40 p.m to the 1500 block of Shamrock Street NW to a report of a person who had been shot. They found the unresponsive boy outside the home with what appeared to be critical injuries.

An officer rendered aid until Roanoke Fire-EMS took the teen to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time after.

Results from the Medical Examiner’s Office are pending regarding the cause of death.