Police investigate shooting at Portsmouth apartment building


by 13News Now


Posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 7:20 AM

Portsmouth shooting Rutter Street

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PORTSMOUTH-Thursday night, some people living on Rutter Street in Portsmouth  heard a loud popping noise and thought a car had backfired. Turns it, the sound was gunfire.

99-year old Ruth Holman also heard someone cry out. 

“This person was hollering, hollering, hollering, he wasn't saying help, but I hear him say mama," she said, "so I cracked this door and when I cracked the door something went off like a gun and I hurried and shut the door back and all that noise."

Police say they found a 45-year-old man wounded in the hallway of the duplex when they got to the scene around 6:00 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot to his stomach, according to investigators.  

Officials say there is no motive or suspects at this time.

Anyone with information should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.