Roanoke Police hope surveillance video released today will help them determine who fired multiple gunshots outside a convenience store last weekend. Police say it happened in the 7/11 parking lot on the 3600 block of Williamson Road as a large crowd was gathered there around 2:30 am Sunday. Fights turned into gunshots, and six people were taken for hospital treatment with gunshot or graze wounds.
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The Roanoke Police Department is releasing surveillance video from an aggravated assault that occurred on June 2, 2013. Officers were in the area of Huntington Boulevard and Williamson Road at 2:36 a.m. when they heard multiple gunshots. Officers responded to the area less than a minute after hearing the gunshots. Through the course of the investigation and as seen in the surveillance video, the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the 7-11 convenience store located in the 3600 block of Williamson Road following fights (highlighted in the surveillance video) in a crowded
parking lot. The surveillance video also shows a large crowd of people disperse when the shooting occurs. Six individuals were treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for either gunshot wounds or graze wounds. No arrests have been made, however persons of interest can be seen in the surveillance video. In addition, surveillance photographs of four individuals who are persons of interest are shown at the end of the video. They include a male wearing lime green shorts, a gray and lime green shirt, and a gray and lime green baseball cap; a male wearing a red shirt and brown shorts; a male with a heavy build wearing black shorts and a black shirt, and in the same photograph a male with a thin build wearing black pants and a black tank top. Anyone with information regarding this or other
crimes should call the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-2212 or Crime Line at (540) 344-8500. Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for any information leading to an arrest in a crime, and individuals giving tips can remain anonymous. Anyone who was inside or outside of the 7-11 before, during, or after the shooting should also contact the Police Department or Crime Line.