Portsmouth Police investigate fatal shooting of 34-year-old man on Dunedin Road

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-02 15:00:58-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Friday afternoon.

On December 31, around 2:24 p.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Dunedin Road for a gunshot wound incident.

34-year-old Donta Copeland was found on the scene with a fatal gunshot wound.

A second man was found on the scene with a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and police say he is expected to recover.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Portsmouth Police Criminal Investigation Division at 757–393–8536. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip with the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP or use the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app. You can also submit information to the Portsmouth Crime Line Website here.