One person critically injured after double shooting at Portsmouth YMCA

Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 21:21:13-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Two people have been shot at the YMCA in the 1000 block of Effingham Street Monday afternoon. 

Dispatchers received the call at 3:09 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim is said to be suffering from life-threatening injuries after being shot in the torso, while the other victim sustained "serious" injuries after being shot in the arm. They were both taken to a local hospital by paramedics.

Detectives say that both victims know each other and that this shooting is an isolated incident. Charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted through the P3 Tips app or at

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