Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Police in Virginia have identified three people who were killed in a shooting Tuesday that also left a fourth person in critical condition.

The shooting happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. near the 1500 block of Maple Avenue, Portsmouth police said. Police have released little information about the shooting and said they are working to identify suspects and a motive.

In a news release Wednesday, police identified the victims as 30-year-old Georgio Davonta Lee, 37-year-old Oleisha Deanna Mears, and 34-year-old Ashley Merricks. Police said a 66-year-old man remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police a vehicle thought to be a 2011 black GMC Acadia was seen leaving the area after the shooting.

During a news conference Tuesday, police Chief Renado Prince urged anyone who has information about any of the recent shootings to come forward.

“If we don’t have the community giving us those hits, those clues, those leads that we can follow up, we are powerless,” he said.

The police chief said he knows there are people out there with information on these shootings and it’s time they come forward with information. Remember, you can remain anonymous.

“Somebody listening knows what led to a shooting, somebody listening knows who the shooter was, somebody listening has not yet been affected by the violence in our city,” he said. “Don’t wait for it to be your turn before you decide to open your mouth and say something.”

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to call the area’s Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You can also leave an anonymous tip online with P3Tips.

Tipsters won’t have to testify in court and could get a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born |