Portsmouth preschool lockdown lifted after shooting investigation; police searching for suspect

Posted at 2:14 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 21:16:38-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The lockdown on Mt. Hermon Preschool has been lifted after police investigated a shooting in the area.

The incident happened Friday in the 300 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue.

The call came in at 1:45 p.m. in reference to a man who had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they found an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.

Medics transported the man to a local hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives believe the shooting happened in the area of Wesley Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue, and that the victim ran into a local business for help.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 4 p.m.

There is no information on a suspect or a motive at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-567-5887). You can also submit tips through the new “P3 Tips” app or by going to

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