The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a murder that happened on Gilmer Avenue.

The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a murder that happened on Gilmer Avenue. (WDBJ7 / July 17, 2012)

The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a murder.

The shooting happened shortly before midnight Monday night on the 1500 block Gilmer Avenue.

When officers arrived they found 27-year old William Clark of Raleigh, North Carolina, in the front yard.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say Clark was shot.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke Police at 853-5959.