ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — On Friday morning, Roanoke County Police said they found two dead males at the parking lot of Mcafee Knob trail.
RCP said the two people were found around 6 a.m. at the parking lot on Catawba Road.
"Just before 6 am, Roanoke County Police were alerted that two deceased individuals have been discovered in a parking lot - it's actually the McAfee Knob trailhead parking lot - by a couple of hikers that were passing through the area," said Amy Whittaker, Public Information Officer for the Roanoke County Police Department.
Responding officers found both males with gunshot wounds, one of them believed to be self-inflicted. One of the victims was identified as 62-year-old Lewis James Lambert, Jr., of Roanoke. The victim is a juvenile.
Police are not looking for suspects.
"This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time," RCPD said. "Police believe there is no danger to the public."
It was later revealed by Roanoke Fire-EMS, that one of the victims was a person of interest in two house fires in Roanoke early Friday morning.
If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center at (540) 562-3265.
Police said parking at the trailhead will be reduced. The decision comes as Memorial Day Weekend begins at the popular trial, where 50,000 people are estimated to visit every year for the iconic hike.
If you need to get to the trail, police are encouraging the use of the shuttle, which operates from the I-81 exit 140 Park & Ride Lot.
Visit the McAfee Shuttle website HERE for more information.