(La Porte, IN) - Men doing some target shooting could wind up in prison. According to La Porte County Police, one of the rounds from their practice shooting nearly struck a man off in the distance.
24 year old Joseph Horn and 23 year old Michael Mallon are charged in La Porte Circuit with criminal recklessness. According to authorities, they were target shooting two months ago on 11150 West near Michigan City. A man in his front yard was a good distance away but close enough to hear the sizzling like sound one of the rounds flying past him.
Police said a pile of timber was used as a back stop for the target practice but that was not sufficient due to gaps in the piled up wood.
Each man could face an up to two and a half year sentence on the level 6 felony charge.