PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old male was seriously hurt in a shooting Thursday morning in Portsmouth.

Police said it happened outside of the Save & Save Supermarket at 7th Street and Madison Street. The call came in around 8:34 a.m.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of the life-threatening injury.

On Friday, police said they were searching for an unknown person of interest and a vehicle of interest. The vehicle is a four-door Honda sedan with dark tinted windows.

Thursday’s shooting marks the fourth incident of gun violence on the block in five months after a homicide on Nov. 12, a fatal shooting on Dec. 10 and a man injured from debris following a shooting on Dec. 27.

Police are searching for this unidentified man in connection to the shooting at the Save & Save Supermarket on April 21, 2022.

Marcus Scott has lived at Starboard Townhomes for almost two years and heard the gunfire Thursday morning.

“It was coming from over that side there. I was like ‘thank you Jesus it’s not this side,'” Scott said.

Scott said last winter, he had bullets fly through his windows, staircase and bedroom wall. Scott’s landlord quickly patched up the damage, except for one spot on his front window.

An example of the vehicle of interest (Courtesy of Portsmouth police)

“I was thinking about moving a couple times but my housing manager said just hang in there,” Scott explained.

Scott says he’s filed two police reports and prays the violence stops, reflecting on Thursday’s most recent shooting.

“It’s sad to know that the young man is in critical condition,” Scott stated.

10 On Your Side also learned there was a Portsmouth school bus picking up Simonsdale Elementary students Thursday morning. The bus drivers heard the gunshots nearby and reported them to police. No bullets hit the bus.

Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.