Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. – The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting in the 31000 block of Carter Street.

According to officials, the shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Richard Ferrell.

Due to identification recovered at the scene, it was originally reported Ferrell was from New Jersey. However, after an investigation it was revealed Ferrell was a resident of Southampton Meadows Mobile Home Park in Franklin.

The shooting happened during an altercation between multiple people at this location.  No other injuries were reported.

Deputies and investigators are working to locate the suspect and a person of interest has developed.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Southampton/Franklin Crime Line at 757-653-2900.

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