SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday.

Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street.

CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the two people in the argument were fighting over whether or not Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie.

Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once.

Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment.

Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition.

Franklin had previously wanted Berry to play her in an upcoming biopic, but Berry claimed she couldn’t sing and wouldn’t do the role justice, according to E News. Instead, Jennifer Hudson was tapped to play the Queen of Soul in the film.

The investigation is ongoing and the roadway in the immediate area is also closed.

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Comments (35)
  1. Michael Frost says:

    They should have Googled it. I have been settling arguments that way for 15+ yrs.LOL

  2. Don McCoy says:

    Hmmm…must have been MORE white guy violence…

  3. Mike Herman says:

    Don’t die in a fight like that ’cause you can’t get into Heaven. St. Peter will ask how it happened, and when you explain it he’ll say “go to hell”.

  4. Peter Westberg says:

    Yeah, and we’re not supposed to like Trump because of subhuman filth like this. Ok leftist democrat America, keep doing what you’re doing…pretty soon there won’t be any of you left in national power, just in the decrepit morally bankrupt cities.

  5. Aretha Franklin was a fine singer and the world will be a much duller place without her voice! Thank you Aretha for making my world a little bit more tolerable with your life!

  6. Michael Wolfe says:

    You just can’t take them anywhere.

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