Handgun being repaired misfires, hits man’s hand

A rural Franklin man was taken to a hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the thumb.

Police were called to Johnson Memorial Hospital about 8 p.m. Thursday to investigate a shooting.

Killian Piper told police he recently put a new trigger on his handgun and was putting it away after test-firing it outside his home in the 6100 block of East County Road 200N, according to a police report.

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