17-year-old shot in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon.

Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the area of Downes St. and Dewey St.

Dispatch received a 911 call at 1:01 p.m. requesting medical assistance to the 3200 block of Gwin St.

According to police, the victim, 17, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was taken to the hospital by medics with non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, police say that they do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.

Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UPâ„ .

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