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Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

Salem Police Make Arrest in Cliff View Incident

Salem Police have made an arrest related to a shooting incident that took place in the early morning hours of December 26.  At approximately 4:30 a.m. that day, officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Cliff View Drive after receiving a report of gunshots in the area.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that two males from a residence had transported themselves to area hospitals.  One subject went to LewisGale Medical Center where he was treated and released, and the second individual went to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he also was treated and released. Neither man suffered life-threatening injuries.

After further investigation, Zachary K. Jennings, 19, of Roanoke was charged with Shooting in an Occupied Dwelling, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Malicious Wounding and Brandishing.  Jennings, who was not injured in the incident, is being held at the Roanoke County-Salem Jail without bond. 

The incident is still under investigation.