Portsmouth police have arrested two of three suspects wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon near Manor High School.
The teenager was shot before 3 p.m. in the 1000 block of Cherokee Road, police said. The shooting happened near the school but not on campus, and school was dismissed prior to the shooting, police said. Portsmouth Public Schools dismiss daily at 2:10 p.m.
The authorities were alerted of the shooting when the victim arrived a local hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. He later died from his injuries, according to a news release. Police have not publicly identified him because he is a juvenile.
Melvon D. Parker, 19; Kwendale Glenn, 18; and a juvenile male are each charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm, conspiracy to commit murder and carrying a firearm on school property.
Police have arrested Glenn and the juvenile male, according to the release. The one remaining suspect is still at large.
A police spokesperson declined to confirm whether the victim or suspects were students at Manor.
Thursday classes are being conducted asynchronously due to the shooting, Manor’s principal, Timothy Johnson, wrote in a message to parents Wednesday night. Meals are available for families to pick up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of Manor High School,” Johnson said.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about the suspects’ whereabouts to call 757-393-8536 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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