The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a Friday night shooting in Vandalia was in self-defense. Police responded to a home in the 62,000 block of Cass Avenue in Vandalia around 10 p.m. after getting a call that a man had been shot. Officers gave first aid to 37-year-old James E. Hodges, Jr. and he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He’s listed in critical but stable condition. Police say their investigation found a 15-year-old boy had shot Hodges in self-defense and in defense of another. No charges are being sought against the 15-year-old at this time. Reports on the incident will be sent to the Cass County Prosecutor’s office and the case remains under investigation.