UPDATED ROANOKE POLICE NEWS RELEASE: Roanoke Police have identified the victim of this homicide as Jonathan Robert Wooddall-Gainey, 31 of Roanoke. There are no further updates available at this time.

PREVIOUS: On March 8, 2022 at approximately 4:47 p.m., the City of Roanoke E-911 Center advised Roanoke Police Officers of a gunshot wound in the 3800 block of Panorama Ave NW. upon arrival, responding officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The male was unresponsive when officers arrived. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s identity will be released after next-of-kin is properly notified. No suspects were located on scene and no arrests have been made regarding this investigation. Further details on this investigation are limited at this time. This remains an ongoing homicide investigation.

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