UPDATE:Victims identified in Roanoke shooting

Double-HomicideFrom Roanoke Police Department: On May 13, 2016 at 12:40 p.m. Roanoke Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 4400 block of Holmes Street NE. Responding officers found an unresponsive female in the living room area of the residence. They also found a male who was lying in the rear of the residence. Officers rendered aid immediately to both individuals and paramedics arrived on scene. The female, identified as Melissa Lynn Cook, age 43, of Roanoke was pronounced dead at the scene. The male, identified as Bobby Ray Cundiff, age 40, of Roanoke was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he also later died. Both suffered gunshot wounds. Evidence at this point indicates that the incident was domestic in nature. Initial evidence also indicates that both individuals shot each other. A handgun was found near Cook’s body and a handgun was also recovered that was near Cundiff when officers arrived on scene. Officers continue to analyze evidence found at the scene and detectives continue to interview individuals familiar with both individuals. No one else was inside the residence at the time of the incident and, at this point, there is no evidence to indicate anyone else was involved. The investigation is on-going.

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