Victim of Newport News shooting dies; homicide investigation now underway

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man who was shot Thursday night in the 7300 block of River Road has died, according to Newport News Police. A homicide investigation is now underway.

Dispatchers received the call at 9:57 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso area.  The victim, identified as 27-year-old Eric Blackshear, was transported to a local area hospital for treatment where was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m.

Police are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

There is no further information.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).