Society

Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots Praying Women

| by Michael Allen

Terry Thacker reportedly fired a shotgun yesterday in his apartment and hit two women in the home below by accident.

The two women were praying with three others around 4:30 p.m. when buckshot came through the ceiling in their Marion, Ohio duplex apartment, noted NBC 4i.

The Marion Star reports that an elderly woman was wounded in the leg, forearm and cheek, while a middle-aged woman was shot in the leg.

According to Lt. Ed Brown of the Marion Police Department, Thacker was charged with two counts of negligent assault, but was not arrested.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims, who were both treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Sources: Marion Star and NBC 4i