ISP: Wife shot husband during argument, then shot herself accidently
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (WISH) — A wife and her husband were involved in an argument when she shot him in the chest with a handgun, and then accidently shot herself in the leg, Indiana State Police said Saturday.
Posey County 911 dispatch received a call at 8:42 p.m. Friday from a home off State Road 62 West in Mount Vernon in regards to a man and woman being shot, state police say.
Troopers found Herbert Wade, 58, on the living room floor with a gunshot wound and Melissa Wade, 48, was in a rear bedroom with a gunshot wound.
A juvenile relative was inside the home during the shooting but not injured, police say.
The Wades were taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. Herbert was being treated for life-threating injuries, and Melissa was being treated injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police say.
Mount Vernon is a city of 6,400 residents that’s about a half-hour drive west of Evansville.