Woman Struck by Bullet in Northwest Hendricks County

North Salem – On 04/8/2024 at approximately 2:42 pm Hendricks County authorities were notified that a woman on Ladoga Road had been struck in the upper arm with a bullet from a shot that was fired approximately 4400 ft away from the victim. 

When detectives arrived on scene, they located a 70 year old woman who had been sitting on the porch of her residence and felt something poke her arm.  She told investigators that she initially believed a bird had flown into her arm and struck her with its beak.  Upon further inspection, the wound on her arm was found to be a bullet hole.  The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening injury to her arm.    

As detectives continued their investigation, it was determined that several people had been target shooting at a residence on North State Road 75.  The parties involved were cooperative with investigators.  One 25 year old Brownsburg man stated that he fired a rifle into the backstop while target shooting.  The back stop was found by investigators to be a dirt berm followed up by additional staggered rows of trees, two large farm fields, topographical rises in the farm fields and additional tree growth between property lines. 

The facts of this case were reviewed, and no criminal charges are being filed in this matter.

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