Gunshot victim dies in the hospital, investigators call in homicide unit

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A man injured during a shooting in the 2500 block of Portsmouth Boulevard has died.

Portsmouth police were called just after midnight Tuesday for a report of a 44-year-old adult male shot in the abdomen.

When officers arrived, they found the victim and transported him to a local hospital.

The victim has been identified as Mamtonio Bunch of Portsmouth.

Detective Misty Holley tells News 3 the man died while being treated and the shooting investigation turned into a homicide investigation.

Officers will be walking around the neighborhood Tuesday evening to provide support, prayers, and comfort to those affected by the trauma.

As police look for a shooter they could use your help. Call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK U UP if you know anything about this case.

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