Police investigate man shot in the neck in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) – A man was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck in Franklin, Friday.

According to police, officers responded to a home on South High Street in reference to a shots fired call. Dispatchers received another call about a gunshot victim dropped off a Southampton Memorial Hospital. The victim, 27-year-old Derrick Barrett of Franklin, was treated for a bullet wound to his neck.

The victim was less than cooperative with officials, and claimed he was shot at a different location than S. High Street. Continued investigation at the S. High Street location revealed a crime scene where three handguns were recovered as well as two spent cartridge casings. Other evidence was recovered linking Barrett to the location.

Barrett was flown to a trauma hospital due to the severity of his injury.

Franklin Police were assisted by Southampton Sheriff’s Office Deputies.

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Franklin Police at 757-562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599.