UPDATE (1/28): Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest in connection to this homicide.


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 26-year-old woman was fatally shot Friday afternoon near the Port Norfolk community of Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth police say the homicide happened around 1:35 p.m. in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue. That’s between London Boulevard and High Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found 26-year-old Shakera Lanae Hines with a fatal gunshot wound.

Police released the following surveillance images of an unknown suspect, who appears to be an adult black male wearing all black, a black face mask and a cross-body bag with green lettering.

The investigation is ongoing.

10 On Your Side is working to learn more.