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ISP: Wife shot husband during argument, then shot herself accidently

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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.

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