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Martinsville Police investigate shooting on Mulberry

Martinsville Police were investigating the scene of an apparent suicide at a residence on Mulberry Road this morning.

The confusion began when dispatch sent out the call around 9 a.m. with the name of an individual that is the same as that of a Martinsville Police officer. A large contingency of Martinsville officers converged at a home at the corner of Mulberry and Whittle Roads after a person called the 911 communications center and then shot himself.

Martinsville Deputy Police Chief Rob Fincher said the name was coincidental and there was no police officer involved in the shooting.