Roanoke Police seek man who shot Schewel’s employee in store parking lot

Roanoke-PoliceFrom Roanoke City Police: On April 24, 2014 at 10:09 a.m. Roanoke Police responded to the 3200 block of Hershberger Road NW to investigate a report of a shooting. Once on scene, officers discovered the victim lying in the parking lot of Schewels. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Officers determined the victim was a Schewels employee who exited the side of the business carrying a bank bag and got behind the wheel of a pick-up truck in order to drive away. The investigation has determined the suspect approached the pick up truck from the passenger side, tried to open the passenger side door but found it locked, and then fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. The victim then either fell or rolled out of the vehicle onto the pavement of the parking lot.

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