PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Authorities say two people were shot, including a firefighter, as crews responded to a report of wires down in Portsmouth on Monday night.
The Portsmouth Fire Department says 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.
News outlets report the shooting victims were taken to a hospitals. Deputy Fire Chief-Operations Justin Arnold said the firefighter may be released Tuesday.
There is no word on the condition of the second victim. Police took a suspect into custody.
Portsmouth Police say a third person was shot nearby on Broad Street and went to a nearby hospital on his own with non-life-threatening injuries.
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