Shots fired into Franklin apartment

Early Thursday morning, multiple shots were fired into a downtown Franklin apartment, shattering glass and leaving holes in the building.

Just before 1 a.m., police were called to a home in the 700 block of East Jefferson Street. Three residents told police they were asleep in an upstairs apartment when the shots began.

Police found more than 10 bullet holes on the outside of the building.

Inside, the glass entry door and a nearby window were shattered. The ceiling and walls were damaged by bullets.

Three bullets were found on the kitchen floor. Two more were in the door, according to the police report.

No one was injured.

If somebody would have been standing in the kitchen, they would be dead, one of the residents told Franklin Police Detective Matt Harris.

Investigators found spent shell casings in the alley west of the apartment from two different types of guns — a 9mm handgun and a .40 caliber handgun, the report said.

A nearby neighbor had heard the shots, but thought they were fireworks.

The residents of the apartment said they had no known enemies, and didn’t see anything since they were sleeping, the report said.

Police are investigating, and a crime scene technician was at the home early Thursday.

Investigators want help from the public. They want to know if anyone saw anything suspicious, such as a vehicle or a person, near Jefferson, Henry or Edward streets on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, Franklin Deputy Chief Chris Tennell said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklin police department at 317-346-1141 or the anonymous tip line at 317-346-1100.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.