FRANKLIN, Mass. (WPRI) — The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office has identified the 26-year-old man killed after he was shot in Franklin early Thursday morning.
Police responding to 25 Elwood Rd. around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a person shot discovered the victim, Deandre Akeem Scott, of Attleboro, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.
Officers on scene started to administer first aid to Scott before he was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center where he later died.
“We just want people to know that this is not a random act, that these parties appear to be known to each other,” Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey said Thursday.
Franklin Police Detectives along with Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Norfolk County DA’s office are actively working this case.
“We do not believe there is any danger to the public, and that the suspect or suspects, knew each other,” Police Chief Thomas Lynch said. “This is the first incident of this type in Franklin since 1997. Franklin remains a safe community, and the public should have no worries in sending their children to school today.”
Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence in an attempt to identify any suspect(s).
Police say the investigation is in its initial phase and will release more information when it becomes available.