ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Shootings on back to back weekends have shaken up a usually quiet Roanoke neighborhood. Police responded to two shootings within one week in the 1300 block of Maple Avenue. The first was on February 2 in which one man was killed. The second shooting was this past weekend.
Roanoke Police could be found again Monday afternoon on Maple Avenue where officers have responded to two shootings within one week. According to search warrants, on February 2, police found a man in the alley of the 1300 block of Maple Ave with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Police identified him as Milton Roman, 28, from Brooklyn, New York.
According to the affidavit, police believe he was actually shot in an apartment at 1332 Maple Avenue. Deeper into the investigation, police wrote that another man, Jonathan Billings was also injured that night.
At the time, police said they believed the two men were victims of a home invasion.
Police searched a vehicle, collecting clothing and fingerprints. According to the warrants, police also collected phone records from the victims and potential suspects.
Police searched the apartment where they believe the shooting happened, collecting a blunt, clothing, a green leafy substance, glass pipe, and swabs from red stains among other items.
Then, early Sunday morning, another shooting was reported. Police said in a statement they returned to the 1300 block to find a juvenile with a gunshot wound to his knee. According to another search warrant, he told police he was sitting in a car along Maple Ave with friends - when a "shooting incident occurred."
He was taken to the hospital where, later, another adult man showed up with gunshot wounds related to the incident.
A police spokesperson could not confirm whether the two events are related, but said the investigation continues.