(update) UPDATE: Roanoke Police have identified the victim of this incident as Ulysses K. Williams, 30 of Roanoke. There are no further updates available at this time. This remains an ongoing investigation.

(previously from Roanoke PD) On May 4 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Hanover Avenue NW. Responding officers located a male victim with what appeared to be a critical gunshot wound lying in the street. Roanoke Fire-EMS pronounced the person deceased on scene. The victim’s identity will be released after next-of-kin have been properly notified. No suspects were located on scene and no arrests have been made at this time. Details about what led to this shooting are limited at this time. This remains an ongoing homicide investigation. 
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