One person admitted to hospital after altercation led to shooting in Valley View Mall

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE: 26 December 2020 at 20:42

One person is being admitted to hospital after shots were fired Saturday night in Valley View Mall.

Around 6:37 p.m., police said they received a call about gunfire in the mall and officers were at the scene minutes later.

According to Roanoke police chief Sam Roman, four shots were fired and police were able to locate a victim in the shooting.

The victim was transported by Roanoke Fire-EMS to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Valley View Mall officials said there were several people involved in a verbal altercation, which resulted in one person shooting in the mall.

Additional response officers from the Roanoke County Police Department and Virginia State Police responded to help safely clean customers from the mall.

Roman said there are still employees in the mall as officers systematically go in teams through the mall to see if there is an existing threat. Currently, police said they found no threats.

Once authorities believe that all common areas are safe, the police will guide the employees.

No arrests have been made so far.

Details are very limited as the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 540-344-8500.

UPDATE – 26 December 2020 at 19:38

Roanoke police say ‘RPD is investigating an incident in Valley View Mall. Please avoid the area. ”

Valley View Mall says’ police are investigating an incident on the spot. The mall is currently closed. ”

Someone in the mall told 10 News at the time that she was walking out of the mall after someone came to the store, and she shouted, “Get out of there.”

10 staff members at the scene saw more than a dozen police cars and other emergency vehicles outside the entrance of JC Penney.


There’s a big police presence at Valley View Mall in Roanoke on Saturday night.

Police cars are outside JCPenney.

Stay tuned for 10 news stories about this breakthrough.

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