23-year-old man shot and killed in Portsmouth, police investigating homicide

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 06:04:24-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating after a 23-year-old man was shot and killed on Broad Street Saturday night.

According to police, at approximately 11:47 p.m., dispatch received a call about an adult man with a gunshot wound to his upper body near the 300 block of Broad Street. The victim, identified as Vernon Norvell, was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Norvell’s family has been notified of his passing, police said.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

There is no further information.