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Man shot, wounded while driving on I-581, police say

Man shot, wounded while driving on I-581, police say


A man who was driving on Interstate 581 was shot and wounded Tuesday evening, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

On Wednesday, authorities said the case is believed to be an isolated incident and not a random act of violence.

The shooting, reported about 6:30 p.m., is believed to have happened in the southbound corridor between the Orange Avenue and Elm Avenue exits.

Officers were called when the man was rushed via a personal vehicle to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and admitted with a gunshot wound. His condition Tuesday was described as serious.

No additional details were released about the circumstances of the shooting. The police said their investigation continues; no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 344-8500 or text 274637. Texts should begin with “RoanokePD” to ensure delivery. Tips can be left anonymously.

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