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. Luis Martinez says:

    Only need one 🙂

  2. Wow, the race and political affiliations were left out… Makes 2 things undeniable.

  3. Hugh Tjardon says:

    More, more, more, . . .

  4. tngilmer says:

    Two good Democrats in a spat.

  5. Mark Douglas Hawkins says:

    Young Swedes?

    1. J David Krauser says:

      Obviously Amish. You always find them at the bottom of these things.

  6. Peggy Gallaher says:

    No matter how history is painted, truth is truth, facts are facts and not all peoples were created with equal abilities. Some have intellectual abilities while others have physical abilities; some have rhythm while others have reason. It’s obvious from the crime, prison, science,and sports/music stats, who’s good at what and we should stop trying to make every triangle fit into a square hole or push that we can all be good or even equal at everything. That being said, those with intellectual abilities need to reassure themselves that no one is fooled by taking these facts out of the stories, it really amplifies the ignorance of their attempted herding of the populus.

  7. John Wilson says:

    This is clearly Trump’s fault.

    1. Frank Melick says:

      Or Bush

    2. Donna Moskowitz says:

      Are you sure it wasn’t white nationalists, because you must be aware that they are the only ones who could cause this much havoc.

      1. John Wilson says:

        All 6 of them, you mean?

  8. Frank Columbo says:

    Dey dindu nuffen, dey goot boiz

  9. Sharon Esposito says:

    How many Arethra Franklin shootings will there be in Chicago this weekend?

  10. I shot a guy over an argument about Handel’s Messiah once.

  11. John Smith says:

    We should’ve picked our own cotton.

    1. spatz1776 says:

      no truer words were ever said. But Goodbye NFL and NBA

  12. Mike Jones says:

    Sounds like the fight was over Halle Berry, not Franklin. #fakenews

  13. Those could have been Obama’s sons!

    1. We know they are NOT Obama’s sons as Larry Sinclair was unsuccessful in impregnating Barack. The union, as they say, was not blessed with any issue…

  14. Jay Gee says:

    You know there is a problem within our culture and its subcultures, when a icon of a culture dies, and the people shoot each other. Pathetic.

  15. Walter Hauschildt says:

    stranded in the jungle.

  16. Michael Frost says:

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

  17. Don McCoy says:

    Hmmm…must have been MORE white guy violence…

  18. 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”.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. Michael Wolfe says:

    You just can’t take them anywhere.

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