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Person charged after shooting in Portsmouth that critically hurt woman, injured man

Portsmouth police officers said 40-year-old Michael Peralta turned himself in after detectives took out warrants against him for the double shooting in Simonsdale.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Police said Wednesday that they arrested the person responsible for a double shooting that took place in Simondsdale on May 22.

Emergency dispatchers received a call about the shooting on Rivercrest Drive just before 12:10 a.m.

Portsmouth police officers said Michael A. Peralta, 40, shot a woman in the upper part of her body and left her with critical injuries. A man also was hurt in the shooting, but police expected him to recover.

Detectives said Peralta turned himself in after he found out they had taken out warrants for his arrest on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding (2 counts)
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)

Peralta was in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.

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