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News in Salem

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020

Juvenile Arrested in Shots Fired Incident

Early this morning, at approximately 4 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Springfield Avenue after receiving a 911 call saying gunshots had been heard in the area.

Upon arrival, officers found several empty cartridge casings in the roadway. In addition, they discovered one of the discharged rounds had struck a residence and another had hit a vehicle in that 1800 block. Officers determined that the home was occupied at the time the firearm was discharged, but no one was injured. The vehicle was not occupied at the time of the shooting.

After further investigation, a juvenile, who is a Roanoke City resident, was arrested and charged with Shooting Into an Occupied Dwelling, Shooting from a Motor Vehicle, Discharging a Firearm in City Limits, Underage Possession of a Handgun, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Concealed Weapon, Damaged Property and Providing False Identification to Police.  The subject is being held at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

The incident remains under investigation.

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