19-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in Franklin


FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help with finding a man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred early Wednesday afternoon.

Police officials say the call came in at about 1:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of South Street in Franklin.

When police arrived at the scene, there was no victim. Shortly after, the police received a second call that a victim with a gunshot wound was at the Southampton Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

Police say the victim suffered from a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening.

The investigation later revealed that the victim and 19-year-old Demetrius McNeil were arguing and McNeil pulled out a weapon and began to fire which struck the victim.

McNeil fled the scene and the victim was driven to the emergency room by a private vehicle.

Demetrius McNeil from Franklin is currently wanted on charges of attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and several other weapons-related charges.

Those with any information can call the Franklin Police Department at 757-562-8575 or the Franklin Crime Line at 757-562-8599.

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