PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are investigating three separate shootings Friday evening that have injured at least two people.

The first shooting took place just after 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Horne Avenue, in which a 52-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, according to police. He was taken to a local hospital.

Just over four hours later, Portsmouth Police responded to another shooting in the area of Dale Drive and Columbus Avenue and are investigating that incident.

Police did not immediately say whether anyone was injured or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

They asked for people to avoid that area while officers investigate.

Police ask that anyone with information on the incident contact Portsmouth Police at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

At around 10:25 p.m., police responded to the 2100 block of Effingham Street for a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.

That incident is under investigation.

Check with WAVY.com for updates.