PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are investigating a homicide in the 4000 block of Ketch Drive Tuesday evening, the second in less than 24 hours.
Detective Misty Holley said a 911 call came into emergency communications about a shooting there around 6:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive man suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
He has been identified as Delante X. Eley, 23. Police say he lived on the same block.
Witnesses told WAVY’s Jason Marks they heard five shots and the victim was shot in the face.
Homicide detectives are searching for a black vehicle seen fleeing the area after the shooting. However, there is no suspect or motive identified in the case yet, Holley said.
The shooting was the second in just a day in the City of Portsmouth. In the early morning hours, another man was gunned down along Dale Drive.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.