No injuries reported from bowling alley shooting

Published 6:06 pm Sunday, October 25, 2020

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No one has reportedly been hurt by the multiple shots that were fired earlier today at the Franklin Bowling Alley.

Sgt. Scott Halverson, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, stated that at 12:55 p.m. today, Oct. 25, officers were at the Franklin Bowling Alley. There was a large event being held at the bowling alley with an estimated crowd of over 200 people in attendance. Police were there to locate a wanted subject. While they were transporting him to headquarters a report of multiple shots being fired at the bowling alley was received.

Investigation revealed that an altercation had taken place inside the bowling facility and had spilled into the parking lot. Multiple shots were fired in the parking lot from numerous locations. As officers arrived on the scene the individuals fled.

Franklin police was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office and Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

This incident is under investigation. No reports of injuries have been received, however, there was minor property damage discovered during the investigation.

If anyone has information related to this event, contact the Franklin Police at 757-562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599 where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.