Man shot in leg in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night.

Police dispatchers received a 911 call around 7:15 p.m. about a man who had been shot near the intersection of Race Street and Prentis Avenue, according to Detective Misty Holly.

At the scene, officers found the man, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower leg, that did not appear to be life-threatening. He was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

Detectives are investigating and do not yet have suspect or motive information. Anyone who can help them solve this crime is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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