7-year-old girl critically injured, man hurt in Portsmouth double shooting; police looking for suspect vehicle

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 21:05:39-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives with the Portsmouth Police are investigating a shooting incident that left two people, including a little girl, injured Tuesday.

Officials say they were notified about shots fired near Portsmouth Boulevard and Truxton Avenue around 2:25 p.m.

Shortly after the call, police say a juvenile female and a man were reported as walk-ins at a local hospital. Police say they suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.

Police said later Tuesday night they believe both victims, said to be a 28-year-old man and a 7-year-old girl, were in separate vehicles when someone in a third car fired several shots at them.

The girl is currently in critical condition, officials say.

Detectives released photos of the suspect vehicle, which is described as a gold 1999 to early-2000s model Acura.

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 (1-888-562-5887). Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app.

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