Two people are dead after a shooting in northwest Roanoke early Wednesday morning, police said.

Officers were patrolling the Patterson Avenue Southwest area in the West End neighborhood when they heard several gunshots fired shortly before 2 a.m., police spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said.

Officers went to the area of Orange Avenue and 11th Street Northwest, where they believed they heard the gunshots originate, and saw a vehicle driving east on Orange Avenue.

Police stopped the vehicle in the 800 block of Orange Avenue Northwest. Inside were three people who had been shot, Cline said.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Cline said. Two men were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. One of the men was pronounced dead at the hospital.

By Wednesday evening, police had not released the identities of the people.

It’s unclear where the shooting occurred. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call 344-8500. Tips can be anonymous.

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Amy Friedenberger is the politics reporter for The Roanoke Times. She's been a reporter here since 2014. Previously, she worked for newspapers in Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter at @ajfriedenberger.

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