PORTSMOUTH-A man visiting friends in Portsmouth was killed early Thursday.

Police say 38-year-old James Eddie Delando Hill was shot as he stood with friends outside a house at 2402 Acorn Street.

Soon after the 2:55 a.m. shooting, a man showed up a the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Police say he reported being hit by gunfire in the Acorn Street area.

Investigators are trying to determine if he was with Hill or was wounded by a stray bullet. Det. Jan Clark told

A man who lives in the area said he heard several shots around that time. He also said nothing like this has happened in the six years he's lived here.

Detectives are looking for the gunman. Anyone with information about the homicide can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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