Police ask for help identifying person after 19-year-old man shot on Afton Parkway in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are asking for help identifying a man they believe is connected to an “aggravated assault” that happened Thursday afternoon.

Police said a 19-year-old man was injured in the incident.

Officers responded around 3:35 p.m. to the 40 block of Afton Parkway in Portsmouth.

Police said medics were still on scene as of 4 p.m. and the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The wound is not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.

Police released a photo of the man they’re looking for. It shows him shirtless in what appears to be a parking lot.

Person wanted in connection with shooting on Afton Parkway in Portsmouth (Photo courtesy: Portsmouth police)

Police did not specify how they believe the man is connected to the shooting, only that they wanted help identifying him.

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.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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