PORTSMOUTH -- Police said 21-year-old James Freeman died Saturday night after someone shot him in the 6200 block of Hightower Road.
Detective Misty Holley told 13News Now that dispatchers received a call about gunfire in the area just after 9:30 p.m.
Officers arrived on Hightower Road where they found Freeman near a dumpster. He had been shot and did not survive.
Freeman's brother is pleading for anybody with information to come forward.
"They took away a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a friend, a cousin. They took away somebody that impacted a lot of lives in the short time he was here for 21 years," said Mark Freeman.
He describes his younger brother as a quiet guy who was well loved.
"He didn't meet any strangers, because once he met you he befriended you, and he made you feel like you were family to him," said Freeman.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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