UPDATE: Teen shooting suspect arrested

UPDATE (10/3/17 8:30 p.m.)

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the second teen suspect from the shooting has been taken into custody in Roanoke.

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Police are still looking for a suspect after a shooting in Franklin County. 

On October 1st at about 2:30 a.m., officers got a 9-1-1 call about a possible gunshot victim in the 1900 block of Bonbrook Mill Road in Wirtz.  

When deputies got there, they found a man lying in the grass behind a home with a gunshot wound.  20-year-old Moses Lewis was taken to the hospital where he is still being treated.  

There was also a teen girl at the home that appeared to have been assaulted.  She was also taken to the hospital, but has since been released. 

The investigation showed that an altercation had happened at the residence and that two teen boys had left the scene before officers arrived.  One suspect was found and has been charged, but the second is still on the run. 

Here is the press release: 

Franklin County, VA – On October 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM, the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a possible gunshot victim in the 1900 block of Bonbrook Mill Rd., Wirtz, VA. Deputies arrived on scene shortly to find a male subject lying in the grass behind the residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The male was later identified as 20 year old Moses W. Lewis. There was also a female teen juvenile at the residence that appeared to have been assaulted. Both subjects were transported to the hospital by Franklin County Public Safety. The female was released however, Lewis remains hospitalized. Investigation revealed that an altercation had taken place at the residence. Further investigation indicated that two male teen juvenile suspects had fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. Deputies and Investigators from the Sheriff's Office were able to locate one suspect on the evening of October 1st. The suspect has been charged with malicious wounding and robbery, both felony charges. The second suspect has not been located at the time of this release. Due to the ages of the suspects, that information is being withheld. The investigation is ongoing. 


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