UPDATE: 11-year-old child dead after being shot by 10-year-old in Roanoke home
Roanoke Police say a 10-year-old shot and killed an 11-year-old inside a Roanoke home Thursday.
The shooting happened around 12:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Carroll Avenue NW.
Investigators believe the boys found a handgun in the home and started playing with it. The 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The 10-year-old boy called 911 after the shooting.
At this time, detectives believe no one else was inside the home when the shooting happened.
No charges have been filed. Detectives have been in consultation with the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney about the investigation.
The Roanoke Police Department is conducting a death investigation.
The investigation is happening at a home in the 2000 block of Carroll Avenue. The call came in around 12:20 p.m.
The home is at the corner of Carroll Avenue and 21st Street, which is near the Roanoke Academy for Math and Science.
Crime scene tape is around the home.
Check back soon for more updates.