Two women are recovering after being accidentally shot at a prayer meeting on Thursday evening.


According to the Marion Police Department a shotgun was accidentally fired in an upstairs room in a home at 423 S. Prospect St


The shotgun blast came through the ceiling and struck two women in the room below.


An elderly woman was struck in the right leg, right forearm and cheek. A middle-aged woman was struck in the right leg.


At this time the names of the victims have not been released until all family members have been notified. Terry Thacker, age 59, from Marion, was charged with two counts of negligent assault in the shooting.