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IW deputies investigate fatal shooting

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that is alleged to be part of a domestic altercation.

The sheriff’s office was called to Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin in the early morning hours of April 10, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Personnel from the Franklin Police Department and Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office responded and found a 37-year-old female who is a resident of Isle of Wight County with a gunshot wound to the upper torso, the press release stated.

The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital due to the nature of the wounds.

The sheriff’s office investigation showed that the shooting occurred in Isle of Wight County, the press release stated. As a result of the investigation, 54-year-old Keith Wendell Sumner of the 5100 block of Pruden Road was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and reckless handling of a firearm.