A 26-year-old Attleboro man was fatally shot inside a residence in Franklin early Thursday, and authorities said those involved in the incident were known to each other.
The victim was identified as Deandre A. Scott. He was found with a gunshot wound to his chest when Franklin police arrived at 25 Elwood St. around 12:43 a.m. after someone made a 911 call reporting the shooting, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office.
No one has been charged in connection with Scott’s death as of 9 a.m. Thursday, but officials said they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public at large. Morrissey’s office is leading the investigation along with Franklin and State Police.
Franklin Police Chief Thomas J. Lynch said in a statement that fatal shooting was the first incident “of this type in the town since 1997.”
"We do not believe there is any danger to the public,” Lynch said. "Franklin remains a safe community, and the public should have no worries in sending their children to school today.”
The first police officers on the scene provided first aid to Scott, a task picked up by Franklin firefighters when they arrived. The victim was rushed to Milford Regional Medical Center, Morrissey said.
“Unfortunately, the victim did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:50 a.m,'' Morrissey’s office said in its first statement on the homicide.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information is made available.