Just before 10:30 p.m., officers were called to Hawkins Street after someone heard gunshots. When police arrived, they found 30-year-old David Lee Wilkins Jr. lying in a yard on Church Street with a single gunshot wound. Wilkins was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further details surrounding the incident have not been released.
Authorities said they would like to speak to anyone that was in the area of Hawkins, Church, and Savage streets at the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklinton Police Department at (919)-494-2151.