2 shot, including firefighter responding to call

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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.

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