UPDATE: Seven Year Old Found Dead in Franklin County
UPDATE: According to officials, the preliminary investigation indicates that the seven year old was playing at a neighbor's house with his twelve year old brother. The twelve year old found a handgun and accidentally discharged it, striking and instantly killing the seven year old.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. ___________________
Franklin, County, VA - Around 11:45 Monday morning, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a shooting on Double Oaks Lane in the Burnt Chimney Community.
When deputies got there, a seven year old boy was lying on the floor with a gunshot wound.
According to police, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.