Arrest made in connection with July 23 Franklin shooting

Published 7:17 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

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The Franklin Police Department arrested a young Franklin resident Friday, July 28, in connection with a shooting that reportedly took place in the city Sunday, July 23.

An FPD news release stated that on July 23 at around 5:07 p.m., FPD officers were dispatched to Berkley Court Apartments for a report of shots fired. Police said that upon the officers’ arrival, it was learned that a vehicle had been damaged by gunfire in the 600 block of Cameron Street. The release added that while officers were investigating, a report of a gunshot victim in the 600 block of Pace Street was received.

Officers responded to the victim’s location and made contact with a 19-year-old Franklin resident who had sustained a gunshot wound, police said, adding that the victim was initially treated at Bon Secours – Southampton Medical Center and was then transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for injuries that were not life threatening.

The release stated that on July 28, FPD detectives arrested a 16-year-old Franklin resident in relation to the shooting. 

Police noted that this investigation is ongoing and anyone having information about this crime or other criminal activity within the city of Franklin are asked to call Franklin Police at 757-562-8575, Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-516-7100, or contact the FPD online at Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.