Shooting in northern Parke County


LODI, Ind. (WTHI) – A shooting on Saturday just before 2 p.m. in northern Parke County sent one man to the hospital.

According to family members, it happened on State Road 234 in Lodi. The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department was the first on the scene followed by the Parke County Sheriff’s Department.

A release states officers found Shane M. Smith, 37 of Lodi, outside the residence with two gunshot wounds – one in the face and one in the shoulder.

Officers then found Charles L. Smith, 74 of Lodi, inside the residence and discovered the father and son got into a physical altercation that resulted in the shooting.

Shane Smith was taken to Union Hospital in Clinton and later life lined to Indianapolis.

News 10 has confirmed that Shane Smith was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and as of Saturday evening he was still being evaluated by doctors.

Charles Smith was arrested for the shooting and was taken to the Parke County Jail. He’s accused of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and being held without bond.

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