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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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