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UPDATE: Seven Year Old Found Dead in Franklin County - abc27 WHTM

UPDATE: Seven Year Old Found Dead in Franklin County

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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. 
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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.

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