April 22, 2014
WIRTZ, Va. (AP) - Franklin County authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy.
Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the shooting occurred Monday morning at a residence in the Burnt Chimney community.
Young says deputies responding to a report of a shooting found the boy lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges have been filed.
No other details have been released.