1 dead, 1 injured in overnight Portsmouth shooting

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PORTSMOUTH, VA. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are investigating a double shooting that turned into a homicide early Saturday morning.

Police responded to Pollux Circle West around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

When police got on the scene they found one man dead, and had to take another to the hospital with serious injuries.

The man was identified Feb. 28 as 25-year-old Jamar M. Wright, of Norfolk.

Police say around that same time a a driver hit a parked car that caused a chain reaction leading to a pedestrian getting hit.

“When I was in the house playing my PS4 I heard you know a whole bunch of commotion. I heard about five or six gun rounds go off,” said neighbor, Michael Wilkins.

Wilkins says a quiet night was interrupted with people screaming and cop sirens outside his home.

He wasn’t the only one that says they heard shots go off in the night.

“It woke us up from a dead sleep. It was pretty scary,” said neighbor, Eva McCammon.

Wilkins says couldn’t believe what he saw. He says there were several people running from a house, screaming and fighting.

Wilkins believes he may have seen the driver that caused wrecked, causing another car to hit a pedestrian.

“I happened to see one dude get into his car here at the street and he sped past my house then three or four minutes later he came back and when he got back to where that black car is, he veered off to the left and hit the white car that was parked at the end of the street and someone that was in front of it,” said Wilkins.

Another woman told 10 On Your Side, the pedestrian was hit right in front of her home, behind a white SUV.

“I did notice that during the weekend that whole end of the block is filled up with parked cars where the incident took place,” Wilkins added.

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