Early morning homicide in downtown Roanoke

Police in Roanoke are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Saturday morning downtown near Benny Marconi's.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Campbell Avenue SE.

Officers saw a large crowd in the area and a victim lying on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died at 3:08 a.m.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Investigators say it appears the shooting happened after a fight between the victim and the suspect.

More information about the suspect is being gathered at this time.