ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – UPDATE: One person was taken to the hospital with a non-critical gunshot wound. No arrests were made, and people are being asked to avoid the area.Roanoke PD say they responded to a report of shots fired on the upper level of the mall following a call at 6:37 p.m.
As of 8:30 p.m., Saturday, bystanders were still in the mall, awaiting evacuation. Teams of emergency crews were going through the mall to make sure there was no existing threat, systematically checking each area before escorting people to safety, added Roanoke Police Chief Sam Roman.
Early investigation points to the shooting stemming from a verbal argument involving multiple people, leading to shots being fired by one suspect.