Gunfire reported on Washington Street

Published 11:06 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

On Friday at 11:46 p.m., Franklin Police officers responded to multiple gunshots being fired on Washington Street.

According to department spokesman Capt. Tim Whitt, no suspects were at the scene when the officers arrived. They began to canvass the area and located multiple cartridge casings of various calibers in the area of Washington Street and Rosewood Avenue.

There were cartridge casings recovered from both sides of the street, indicating that there were two groups of people firing at each other. Two handguns were also recovered from the rear of a residence on Washington Street.

While the officers were investigating, more shots were heard in the area of Madison Street, prompting a secondary response. There were no reported injuries due to the gunfire, however, a vehicle traveling on South Street was damaged when it was struck by bullets.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Franklin Police at 562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 652-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward of up to $1,000 while remaining anonymous.