Portsmouth Police investigate homicide after man found with life-threatening gunshot wound

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 17:17:53-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police are investigating a homicide that happened on Sunday.

Just after 6 p.m., officers were notified that a man was suffering a life-threatening gunshot wound near the 600 block of Edwards Street.

Officers found a 38-year-old man who had been shot. Medics arrived and took him to a local hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, emergency personnel pronounced him dead, according to police.

Friends say the man who was killed went by "Bamboo." They tell us he was very well loved in the Portsmouth community.

Separately, two other people were shot in Portsmouth around 10:45 p.m., and one of those victims was a juvenile. There was also another shooting Sunday afternoon on Dale Drive, where one person was injured.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Criminal Investigation Division 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 or via their website by clicking here.