Police: 1 shot in back of head in Roanoke, residents evacuated as officials seek shooter


UPDATE: Police said the victim in Tuesday night's shooting is in grave condition after being shot in the back of the head.

They said all residents in the area of the shooting on Eastern Avenue have been evacuated.

According to police, tactical personnel has entered a home they believe the shooter or shooters may be in.

Officials said they are taking caution as this is the same address where a person was shot on Thanksgiving Day.

This is a developing story.


ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- According to police, one person was shot on the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue in Roanoke.

Dispatch says the call came in at around 9:50 p.m.

Police are still actively investigating at the crime scene.

This is a developing story, check back here for more details.

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