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One Dead, One Injured In Franklinville Shooting

FRANKLINVILLE NC (ACME NEWS) – A shooting in the early morning hours at a local mobile home park has left one dead and one injured.

Around 1 AM, Randolph County 911 received a call about several shots being fired on Arrow St at the Town and Country Mobile Home Park on Hwy 64 West. According to police radio traffic, the caller reported someone was laying on the ground. Deputies from the Randolph County Sherriff’s office and emergency crews from Randolph County EMS and Franklinville Fire department were dispatched to the scene.

Firefighters and EMTs prepare a woman to be transported following a shooting at a mobile home park in Franklinville [Scott Pelkey / Acme News]

When they arrived they discovered two people had been shot while sitting in a vehicle. The Randolph County Sherriff’s office identified the victims as 21 year-old Tashara Nachelle Simmons, 21 of Mount Gilead, NC, and 18 year-old Jonathan Monte Flowers of Burlington, NC. Simmons was transported to an area hospital with three gunshot wounds to the leg; her condition is unknown. Flowers succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police searched the area, using a K9, attempting to locate the assailant, no information has been released as far as any arrests or suspects however the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 911 immediately or call Crime Stoppers at 336-7CRIME (336-672-7463) if they wish to remain anonymous.