PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was seriously wounded in a shooting on Randolph Street in Portsmouth.
Police said it happened in the 900 block of Randolph Street around 7 a.m. The victim was taken to the hospital.
Police wanted to emphasize the shooting did not happen at I.C. Norcom, after receiving phone calls from concerned parents.
Portsmouth police said a shots fired incident about 15 minutes earlier in the 600 block of Twine Avenue may have been related to the Randolph Street shooting.
Shell casings were found at the Twine Avenue location.
Detectives found images of a black four-door suspect vehicle. They also released a video on Facebook.
The Portsmouth school division also released a statement in response to the incident.
“Good morning, Norcom families – This is Dr. Foster with an important message about school operations. Earlier this morning, as we were welcoming students, a shooting took place on Twine Street, down from the school. While the gunshots could be heard at the building at the time, this did not further involve our school. We are operating under normal conditions and instruction is continuing. That shared, we will be cancelling our Open House event tonight. I will send an update with the new rescheduled date. Thank you for your understanding and support.”
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