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Portsmouth Police need help identifying suspect after woman is killed at London Oaks apartment complex

Police tweeted that the shooting happened in the 1100 block of Virginia Ave. The woman died in London Oaks Apartments.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Portsmouth Police Department said a woman was shot and killed on Virginia Avenue in Portsmouth on Friday afternoon.

Police tweeted that the shooting took place in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue shortly after 1:30 p.m. Officers arrived at the London Oaks Apartments, where they found 26-year-old Shakera Lanae Hines dead from a gunshot wound.

The police department said investigators got surveillance images of an unknown suspect, who appears to be an adult Black male wearing all black, a black face mask, and a cross-body bag with green lettering.

Credit: Portsmouth Police Department

On Sunday, police also released surveillance video showing the suspect.

If you know anything that could help detectives, call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 757-393-8536 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Crime Line tipsters can remain anonymous, and if your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.