Police seek New Year’s Day shooter

Published 11:16 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019


On Jan. 1 at 3:15 a.m., officers responded to Southampton Memorial Hospital on a report of a gunshot victim seeking treatment. Franklin Police spokesman Capt. Tim Whitt stated that it was learned that a 29-year-old Southampton County man was walking in Dorchester Square Apartments at approximately 2:38 a.m. when shots were fired, and he was struck in the neck and foot.

Due to the severity of his wounds, he was transported from SMH via air ambulance to an area trauma hospital.

During the investigation, several cartridge casings were recovered from the scene. Police also discovered that an occupied apartment was struck by gunfire. No one inside was injured.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Franklin Police at 562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599.

Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.