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Portsmouth police: Man shot on Wirt Avenue

Officers expected the person who was hurt in the shooting to survive.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Medics took a man to the hospital after someone shot him Monday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m., the Portsmouth Police Department tweeted that officer had been called to the 1300 block of Wirt Ave. to help someone who'd been shot.

That's a residential area, not far from Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Medics took the man who had been shot to the hospital for treatment. He's expected to survive.

Police still were looking into the shooting and hadn't shared any information about possible suspects as of midafternoon.

If you know anything that could help detectives, call the police department at (757) 393-8536 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Tipsters who call the Crime Line can stay anonymous, and if your information leads to an arrest, could be eligible for a cash reward.