First homicide of the year in Suffolk

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Suffolk, Va. - The city of Suffolk recorded its first homicide of the new year early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a call of shots fired at a gathering in the 400 block of Linden Ave around 3 am.

Officers learned the victim had been driven to the hospital and later found him being transferred to EMS personnel in the 300 block of Wellons St.

The victim, 31-year-old Carlton Holland, died of a gunshot wound to the upper chest at the hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.