16-year-old fatally shot, man injured Tuesday in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and another man was injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Portsmouth.

The first call came just after 1:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of County Street regarding a person with a gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they found the 16-year-old victim unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Minutes later, a spokesperson for Portsmouth Police told 10 On Your Side that another call came in at the nearby Wendy’s on London and Effingham about a second person who had been shot.

Police say the 23-year-old male victim was shot in the upper body. He was taken to the hospital and was expected to live.

There’s no suspect information at the moment, but anyone with information is asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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