Man arrested, charged after 2 people injured in Portsmouth shooting

Posted at 5:05 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 17:39:47-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Police arrested a suspect after two people were shot in Portsmouth Friday morning.

The call came into officials around 12:08 a.m., regarding a shooting in the 50 block of Rivercrest Drive.

Police say they located two victims at the scene: one female with life-threatening injuries and one male with non-life-threatening injuries.

The female victim suffered injuries to the upper body and the male suffered injury to his extremity, reports say.

After investigation, police arrested 40-year-old Michael A. Peralta of Portsmouth in connection with the double shooting. Peralta was charged with two counts each of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and turned himself in after learning that detectives had secured warrants against him.

Peralta is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.

There are no additional details at this time and the case is still under investigation.

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