Franklin man accidentally shot in knee by neighbor

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man allegedly shot his father’s neighbor by accident.

Officers were called to shooting in the 1700 block of 125W in Franklin around 2 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found the victim in his garage, suffering from a gunshot wound near his knee.

A witness at the home told officers that she had heard bullets “whizzing” past her head in the driveway. The victim reportedly told the witness that somebody was probably just doing some target practice and that they were probably safe. He was shot shortly after.

Officers say they found a bullet lodged in the side of the garage and what looked like a ricochet on the front of the building.

The victim was transported to Methodist Hospital.

Officers interviewed the shooting suspect, who was identified as Donald Ethan Lawlis. The investigation is ongoing.

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