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Accidental shooting injures driver and passenger in Johnson County

Two adults were sent to the hospital after an accidental shooting Saturday.

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – Two adults were sent to the hospital after an accidental shooting Saturday.

Police are investigating the incident at State Road 37 and Olive Branch Road in Johnson County.

Two adults and one child were traveling north on SR 37 when a gun discharged, striking both the female passenger and the male driver.

According to the police report, the driver, later identified as Aaron Hudson, told police that the gun was placed in between the passenger seat and center console. The driver then asked the passenger to hand it to him.

That's when the gun went off, striking both of them. They believe the passenger accidently put her finger on the trigger when grabbing the gun. The female passenger was identified as Ashley Letner.


There was a juvenile was in back seat when the gun discharged. The juvenile was unharmed.

Both adults transported to an area hospital for treatment.