Portsmouth Police searching for 20-year-old woman after one woman stabbed, another shot

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 11:53:31-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are searching for a 20-year-old woman in connection with an incident in the 2200 block of Elliot Avenue that left two women injured Monday night.

Dispatchers received a call for a shooting in the area at 8:07 p.m. and a call for a stabbing at 8:16 p.m.

Police say one of the women suffered a life-threatening stab wound, and the other sustained a gunshot wound that is said to be non-life-threatening.

Both women were taken to local hospitals for treatment and are recovering, police say.

According to police, 20-year-old Jada Banks is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and stab/cut in committing or attempting a felony. Police ask anyone with information on Banks' whereabouts to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (757) 393–8536 or submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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