Police: Child shot in Portsmouth, taken to hospital with serious injuries

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A child was taken to the hospital in serious condition after being shot in Portsmouth Monday afternoon, a police spokesperson tells WAVY News. 

Lt. Bryant Hall with Portsmouth police said there was a call about a small child who had been shot in the 80 block Lexington Drive around 12:15 p.m. 

Photos: Shooting scene on Lexington Drive

Medics responded to the scene and took the child to a local hospital. The child was in serious condition, Hall said.

A witness at the scene told 10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox they saw a paramedic running from one of the units holding a child who was bleeding from the head.

This is a breaking news story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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