17-year-old killed in shooting near Woodstock Street in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 17-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Thursday morning in Portsmouth.

Police say it happened around 10:50 a.m. near the 200 block of Woodstock Street. The caller said the teen had multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The teen’s name has not been released, but police say his family has been notified.

No suspect information is available at this time, but Portsmouth homicide detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

Following news of the shooting on Jefferson Street, Interim Portsmouth Police Chief Scott Burke sent out a statement Thursday night in response to the recent violence in the city.

A 17-year-old was shot and killed near Woodstock Street Thursday morning.

“Gun violence has a devastating impact on our communities, greatly magnified when the victims are the youth of our neighborhoods. When young men and women are the targets of these events, all too frequently killed, the effects are far-reaching. The reasons for the shootings are varied, including anger, pride, revenge, drugs, and territorial disputes. Our communities, businesses, civic leagues, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies are working to build better partnerships to address these root causes. As investigators continue to work these cases, we ask anyone with information to contact the Portsmouth Crime Line.”

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