According to the Rome Police Department, at around 7:36 p.m. Saturday, a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes on Reservior Street. The victim has been indentified as 56 year-old Sam Franklin Jr of Aragon was found outside the building and had suffered a gunshot wound.

The man was transported to Atrium Floyd Health Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division or Investigator Kyle York at (706).238-5127 or [email protected]