Man dies at hospital after early-morning Portsmouth shooting; detectives investigating as homicide

Posted at 4:57 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 22:54:49-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A man has died after a shooting that happened early Thursday morning.

The incident happened in the 10 block of Lake Forest Court around 1 a.m.

An adult man had a gunshot wound to his upper body, police said.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries a short time later.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Eric Silver of Portsmouth. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department's Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone who has 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 online here or via the P3Tips app.

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