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Portsmouth Police searches for man wanted for shooting teen

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:38:01-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police are searching for a man wanted for shooting a teen Sunday evening.

Officials say a call came in around 8:15 p.m., regarding a male who was shot in the 1200 block of Duke Street.

A 17-year-old male was found shot in the leg, police say. The teen was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives say 32-year-old Monquell L. Wilkins is wanted as a suspect for shooting the teen.

Wilkins currently has active warrants on file for two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, thee counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon, reckless handling of a firearm, and tow counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Police say Wilkins may be armed and dangerous.

Police asks if anyone has any information on Wilkins’s whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.