Family identifies man killed in NW Roanoke shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A man is dead after a shooting near 5th Street and Harrison Ave NW in Roanoke.
According to Roanoke City Police, officers were notified about 2:30 a.m. Saturday of a report of shots fired in the area near 5th Street and Harrison Avenue NW.
Officers found an unresponsive man, identified by family as Leon Jones, inside a vehicle in the 600 block of Harrison Avenue NW. The man appeared to have a critical gunshot wound, according to police. Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel pronounced the man deceased on scene.
Police are working to piece together details about what led to the shooting. No one has been arrested.
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.
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