Police: Man shot on Mount Vernon Avenue in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting, Portsmouth police say.

Police said in a tweet the shooting happened on Mount Vernon Avenue, just off London Boulevard. Officers were called to the scene just before 1:30 p.m.

A man was shot in the lower body, according to the tweet. Medics took him to a local hospital for treatment, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY.com for the latest updates.

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