A man is in critical condition after he was accidentally shot in Franklin.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Franklin police were called to a parking lot in the 300 block of East Jefferson Street, where a man had been accidentally shot inside a vehicle.

A man told police his gun accidentally went off while he was in a vehicle with another man, according to the Franklin Police Department report.

The man who was shot was struck in the torso. He was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday night, the report said.

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