Police: Mother charged in shooting of 5-year-old in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A mother has been charged in connection to the shooting of a 5-year-old child in Portsmouth, according to police.

Portsmouth police said in a news release 26-year-old Raven Simone Hill is charged with felony child neglect, allowing a child under 14 access to a loaded firearm and obstruction of justice. Police confirmed Hill is the child’s mother.

The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 18 on Lexington Drive.

Police said medics responded to the scene and took the child to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters with serious injuries.

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