Portsmouth police investigate double shooting; 16-year-old dead

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 27, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit investigate the homicide of a 16-year-old male that happened in the 1300 block of County Street .

The unit responded to a report requesting police and medical assistance for an injured male on Tuesday around 1:36 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive 16-year-old male with injuries consistent with being shot. Medics arrived shortly after and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A second victim, a 23-year-old male, approached a law enforcement officer in the 800 block of London Boulevard. The second victim sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound to the upper body and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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 ℠. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app. As always, Crime Line tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a crime line caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.