Police ID woman killed in shooting on Rodgers Place in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 46-year-old woman was killed in a shooting in Portsmouth the night before Thanksgiving.

Police say they responded to Rodgers Place, near the convergence of George Washington Highway and Victory Blvd. around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. Officers found the woman with a fatal gunshot wound when they arrived. She was identified on Thursday as Lakisha Smith.

The family has asked for privacy. Neighbor did say Smith was a mother, and they heard about 10 gunshots on Wednesday night after an argument.

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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