Man shot and killed in Portsmouth overnight

This image shows Portsmouth police on the scene of a homicide investigation July 13, 2017. A man was shot and killed during the overnight hours. Credit: WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was shot and killed overnight in the Swanson Homes area of Portsmouth, police say.

Portsmouth police officials tweeted Thursday morning that someone called 911 around 2:40 a.m. requesting medics on the 30 block of Swanson Parkway. Officers found a 42-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say the man had been shot six to seven times in his upper body. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

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An entire apartment was taped off as police investigated the scene Thursday morning. A source tells 10 On Your Side the shooting happened inside one of the Swanson Homes apartments.

Neighbors who talked to 10 On Your Side say they heard about seven gunshots. At first, they thought the gunshots were firecrackers.

They discovered it was gunshots when they saw the scene and the police activity.

WAVY’s Rico Bush reports that officers did not recover a weapon at the scene.

Detectives do not have a suspect or motive in this case. They are asking anyone with information about this homicide to call the Crime Line at 1-888-lock-u-up.

Police have not released the victim’s name yet.

Stay with for the latest updates.