Man found shot, dead in water in Franklin

Police got a call about gunshots, then found the body of 26-year-old Brandon Leonard floating in water off West Second Avenue

FRANKLIN, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said someone shot a man whom officers found dead in some water.

Deputy Chief Robert Porti said in a news release that police received calls about gunfire in the 500 block of West Second Ave. around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. When officers got to the area, the found that bullets hit two vehicles.

Someone told investigators that a person may have limped away from the scene.

Police found 26-year-old Brandon Lee Leonard in water next to West Second Avenue. Members of the Virginia State Police's dive team recovered Leonard's body.

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