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Two separate shootings in Portsmouth leave two dead, one injured

Portsmouth police said the shootings happened on September 26 near the intersection of Randolph Street and Lansing Avenue and the 300 block of High Street.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating two unrelated shooting incidents that happened early Sunday morning. One of these left two men dead. 

Portsmouth police said the fatal shooting happened at 2:47 a.m. near the intersection of Randolph Street and Lansing Avenue. They responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash. 

When they got to the scene, police said they found 38-year-old Aaron Harris with a fatal gunshot wound. Police also located 55-year-old Tony Palmer with critical injuries. Palmer was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently died.

Both victims were in the same vehicle. Police initially provided no information about the other vehicle involved in the accident, nor its occupant(s).

On Monday, police said they were looking for 27-year-old Duquan Shaquille Johnson in connection to the incident. 

Police say Johnson voluntarily went to the Portsmouth Police Department Tuesday and spoke with detectives. 

They said the investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asking to call the Portsmouth Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 757-393-8536.

Less than an hour earlier, at 2:05 a.m., Portsmouth police responded to a different scene at the 300 block of High Street where they found an adult male with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. 

He was transported to a local medical facility for care. His condition is not known at this time. 

If you have any information about either of these incidents, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

These were two of six separate shooting incidents that took place within 24 hours in Hampton Roads.                                                               

The first was a shooting that took place in the 700 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Saturday night. Police have released no further information about this incident.

Sunday afternoon, a man was shot and killed in on Triple Crown Court in Hampton during an altercation. Then, later Sunday afternoon, another man was shot while driving on West Pembroke Ave. in Hampton.

This story will be updated when new information is received.