Shooting in Roanoke

Two people were hurt after a drive-by shooting in a neighborhood where children ride their bikes and attend daycare. It happened around 3:30 Monday afternoon in northwest Roanoke on Orange Avenue. The shooting happened just a day after police and religious leaders held a prayer walk about two blocks away to call for peace. Shootings are on the rise in the city this year. The “Roanoke Times” reports 27 shootings this year compared to 14 at this time last year.