From Roanoke City Police Department: On January 3, 2022 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 500 block of Orange Avenue NE. The City of Roanoke E-911 Center advised responding officers that the victim of this incident would be outside of a business in the area. Officers located an adult male with what appeared to be serious but non-life threatening injuries. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Officers were quickly able to identify and locate a suspect believed to be involved in this incident. At this time, it appears as though the individuals were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated. The suspect and victim are known to one another. No arrests have been made at this time and this remains an ongoing investigation.

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