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Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being shot in Olde Towne Portsmouth

Portsmouth Police say the victim made his way to a nearby Starbucks after the shooting, where 911 was called.
Credit: Connor Rhiel, 13News Now

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Editor's Note: Although early indication was that the shooting happened somewhere on Starbucks' property, Portsmouth police later said the shooting took place elsewhere. The person who was shot went to Starbucks looking for help.

Police said medics took a man to the hospital with critical injuries after someone shot him on the edge of Olde Towne Tuesday morning.

Portsmouth Police Department spokeswoman Victoria Varnedoe said officers received the call about the shooting around 11:15 a.m. after the man made his way to Starbucks in the 300 block of Effingham Street. People at Starbucks called to get help for him.

Police said they still were working to determine where exactly the shooting happened.

It was the third shooting in Portsmouth in less than 24 hours.

If you have any information that can help police, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You can also leave a tip online at P3Tips.com.

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