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11-year-old boy shot on Merrimac Drive in Portsmouth

Police said the boy was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A boy was shot in Portsmouth Tuesday.

According to a tweet from the Portsmouth Police Dept., the shooting happened in the 10th block of Merrimac Drive. Emergency dispatch said the call came in just after 6 p.m.

Police said an 11-year-old boy was shot and was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

Police said they are looking for a red car that may be connected with the shooting, possibly a Honda. 

Authorities had also been looking for a blue pickup truck but on Thursday, police said they had located the owner and did not consider him a suspect at this time.

If you know anything that can help police, call the police department, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.

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