Woman killed in Portsmouth shooting

Posted at 1:38 PM, Mar 14, 2018

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating a shooting in the 70 block of Cushing Street.

Calls reporting the shooting were received at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, dispatchers say.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. Paramedics took her to a local hospital, where she later died.

Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Jennifer Bartel of Portsmouth.

Detectives currently have a person of interest in custody in connection to this case, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted via the P3 Tips app or online.

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