Woman killed in Portsmouth double shooting identified

Posted at 5:49 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 19:36:30-05

Portsmouth, Virginia - Police say a woman was shot to death in the area of Deep Creek Boulevard and Graham Street around 2:20 a.m.

Police received a 911 call requesting medical assistance for a male and female suffering gunshot wounds on December 15.

When officials arrived at the scene, they found 27-year-old Vandalet Mercer suffering from a gunshot wound to her torso and a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.  Mercer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police do not have motive or suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.