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Two people shot in Thursday incident in Walton

Cass County law enforcement is investigating a shooting in Walton.


An exchange of gunfire between siblings happened at 306 North Main Street just before 9 p.m. Thursday. Melody Harding, 43, from Albion, was visiting the Walton residence.  She sustained a non-lethal grazing injury to the left shoulder.  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says she was taken by a friend for medical treatment.


Jeff Hiner, 33, of Walton, was also visiting the residence.  He was shot in the leg. He was transported to IU Arnett in Lafayette and then later transferred to IU Methodist in Indianapolis.


Three other people at the residence were not injured.


Christopher Brown, 29, of Walton, was arrested for domestic battery, strangulation and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.


Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Cass County Emergency Medical Services, Walton Fire Department and Walton Police responded Thursday night.


The incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sergeant Joe Nies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 574-753-6293.