PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two people were shot, including a firefighter, as crews responded to a report of wires down in Portsmouth on night, authorities said.
When crews called for a report of wires down arrived on Surry Street, someone opened fire, striking one firefighter and a second person, who isn’t a firefighter, according to the Portsmouth Fire Department.
News outlets report the firefighter was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and the other shooting victim was taken to a local hospital, but there is no word on their condition at this time. Deputy Fire Chief-Operations Justin Arnold said the firefighter may be released Tuesday.
Police took a suspect into custody.
Portsmouth Police said a third person was shot nearby on Broad Street and went to a nearby hospital on his own with non-life-threatening injuries. It’s not known if the shootings are related.