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Portsmouth firefighter shot while responding to call about wires down on Surry Street

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth firefighter was shot and injured Monday night while responding to a call on Surry Street, after firefighter say an unrelated fight between neighbors broke out.

Another person, who is not a firefighter, was also shot, according to the Portsmouth Fire Department.

Fire officials said emergency crews were dispatched to Surry Street for a report of wires down around 9:10 p.m.

When they arrived, a firefighter in his mid- 30s was shot. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and is in stable condition, according to fire officials.

The second person who was shot was also taken to a hospital.

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