Franklin man hurt in accidental shooting

A Franklin man was injured when a gun fell and shot him in the hand and fired a second round through his home.

Just before noon Thursday, the man told police he was walking into his bedroom in the 1100 block of Hospital Road to turn on a television when the gun fell and discharged, according to a report from the Franklin Police Department.

A bullet hit the man’s finger, went through a bedroom wall and exited into the living room, according to the report. He was treated at a local hospital.

Police discovered a second bullet that was fired that traveled through the bedroom wall, went through a hallway and lodged into a front porch railing, the report said.

The incident was ruled accidental, according to the report.

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2770.