Double Homicide Under Investigation In Portsmouth
Portsmouth Police are investigating an apparent double homicide that happened in the early morning hours of Sunday on Chillicothe Street.
A report of shots fired near Frank n Steins Lounge on Chillicothe Street came in just before 2:30 am.
When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two men dead from gunshot wounds in the area of 8th Street. PPD immediately began an investigation, and officers from the Portsmouth Police Investigative Division and members of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation joined them at the scene.
At this time, police haven’t released the victims’ identities other than to say they were Hispanic males.
If you have information about this crime, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department at 740-354-1600.
The owner of the bar told WOWK, “he heard arguing outside the bar before a car drove by and shots were fired.” This indicates a possible drive-by shooting, according to that report.
Toro Loco, a popular restaurant in Portsmouth, released this statement at 9 pm on Sunday.
“Today we are in mourning, we have lost two great friends, co-workers, they will see how brothers today they beat us to it, and we only have to ask God for their eternal rest from Abraham Velasco and Xavier Luna that they find peace.”
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