26-year-old man arrested following shooting on Leckie Street in Portsmouth

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 12:41:09-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police arrested a 26-year-old man after a shooting left a man seriously injured on Leckie Street.

At around 5:07 p.m. on Monday, March 21, officers were called to a walk-in gunshot wound incident at a local hospital. When they arrived, they found a 28-year-old man suffering from serious injuries.

A crime scene was later located near the 1400 block of Leckie Street.

Investigators identified 26-year-old Eugene M. Cherry as a suspect. He was later arrested and charged with reckless handling of a firearm, unlawfully wounding another in commission of a felony, brandishing a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and aggravated malicious wounding.

If you have any information that could help police, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.