PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating a third gunshot wound case of the day.
A tweet from the department said a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound around 12:20 p.m. This man is expected to live, the tweet says.
There's no explanation of where in the city he was shot, or what might have led up to the shooting.
Earlier on Aug. 2, around 1:20 a.m. and 1:45 a.m., two other people walked into hospitals with gunshot wounds they said they got in Portsmouth.
One of those men, 28-year-old Bernard Maurice Clack, died from his injuries.
“It’s time to go,” said a man who lives on Portsmouth Boulevard where the shooting took place. He did not want to be identified.
That’s the feeling he had after seeing a crime scene near his front door.
“I heard about five to six gunshots and came downstairs to see what’s going on,” he said.
Residents in the area said it's common to hear gunshots close by.
“I mean, it’s not a shock to me," said Jarron Jean. "It’s not a surprise. It’s been a lot of activity going around here lately. It’s been crazy.”
The increasing trend of crime has residents staying indoors.
“I go to work as much as I can and stay home," Jean said. "I try not to get into any trouble. I don’t have time to deal with this stuff.”
Though, some are getting ready to move somewhere much quieter.
“You know, Chesapeake or somewhere closer. Suffolk, something like that," said one resident. "An area for the kids to hang out and not worry about getting shot.”
Police spokeswoman Victoria Varnedoe said the early-morning shootings didn't seem to be related.
If you know anything that could help detectives, call the area's Crime Line at 1.888.LOCK.U.UP or leave a tip online. You can stay anonymous.