Portsmouth police: Male seriously injured in shooting on Dale Drive, 1 boy fatally shot and another injured on South Street


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police responded to two reported shootings minutes apart Friday night, one of which was fatal.

A call reporting an incident in the 200 block of Dale Drive came in at 10:52 p.m. Friday.

Portsmouth police said a 15-year-old male was seriously injured in that shooting. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Following the incident, a 16-year-old male was arrested. He was charged with Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm, Underage Possession of a Firearm, and Firearm by Felon.

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A separate call came in reporting a shooting around 10:57 p.m. in the 1700 block of South Street.

Police said there were two male juvenile victims in the South Street shooting. A 16-year-old male was fatally shot, while a 17-year-old male was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Following a preliminary investigation, police believe the possible suspect vehicle in the South Street incident was a black Lincoln SUV that had at least two suspects in. They said it appears to be a 2014 SUV and may be the MKC or MKX.

The SUV appears to have Virginia tags and blue LED headlights, police said.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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