PORTSMOUTH-The body of a Suffolk man was found in the street in Portsmouth early Tuesday.

Police say 56-year-old Elvis Cornell Ricks, who lived on Freeman Avenue, was found dead on the ground next to a car on Carol Lane around 1:00 a.m.

Neighbors say they heard five or six gunshots in the 100 block area and then police started showing up. They say they didn't hear any commotion prior to that.

Several blocks on Carol Lane were closed for several hours for the investigation.

Anyone with information that can help police in the investigation can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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