12-year-old boy dies after Friday morning shooting in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY/AP) — A 12-year-old boy died after he was shot in the upper body on Friday and transported to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter’s. 

According to a Portsmouth Police spokesperson, the shooting happened around 11 a.m. in the 50 block of Lexington Drive.

Dispatchers told 10 On Your Side the boy was transported the CHKD with serious injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries. 

De’Andre Barnes is a school board member in Portsmouth. He has posted on Facebook that the boy was his cousin.

Police do not yet have any suspects in the shooting fatality.

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