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Portsmouth Police searching for suspect after early-morning shooting leaves woman seriously injured

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 10:10:02-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with an early Saturday morning shooting that left a woman with serious injuries.

According to police, the call came in at 3:43 a.m. that a woman had been shot in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her back.

The woman was taken to a local hospital.

Police are searching for 22-year-old Jalil L. Evans in connection with this incident. Evans has active warrants on file for aggravated malicious wounding, aggravated domestic assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (x2), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and brandishing.

Evans is a black male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, wth black hair and brown eyes. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you or someone you know has information on Evans' whereabouts, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.