ROANOKE (WSLS 10) — Roanoke City Police are investigating a fatal shooting at Monsters Bar & Grill on Orange Avenue. Police identified the victim as Jermaine Lynn Black, age 26, of Roanoke. Officers said 10 others were injured in relation to this incident, 8 of those were transported to the hospital by private vehicles. According to the Roanoke City Police Department, it happened Sunday morning at 2:56 a.m.
Police were called to the nightclub after an unknown 911 call to the area. Officers heard multiple shots fired from inside the nightclub, then saw a crowd running away from the business, leaving in private vehicles.
During the investigation on scene, police found that multiple patrons of the business were shot.
Fire and EMS responded and transported several of these individuals for treatment. Once officers entered Monster’s Bar and Grill they located inside one subject who had been shot, this subject was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel.
One victim fleeing the scene by private vehicle was stopped at Peters Creek Road and North Lakes by Roanoke Police. Roanoke County EMS responded and resumed the transport to a local hospital. Additional wounded individuals began arriving at local hospitals by private vehicles for treatment into the early morning hours.
The identity of the one deceased individual was being withheld until notification to family members can be made. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
Anyone with information concerning this incident can call the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500. Your call can also be anonymous or you can text message information to the number: 274637 (CRIMES). Please start your text message with RoanokePD to ensure it is properly sent.