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Wife shoots husband in Readfield, police say

Police are still investigating on Sturtevant Hill Road. (WGME)

READFIELD (WGME) – A husband was hospitalized with a bullet wound after investigators say his wife shot him.

The woman was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Her husband's injuries are currently unknown.

Officials say they were called to the home on Sturtevant Hill Road in Readfield around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office would not name the couple or give any details about the shooting, but says it did not appear to be self-defense.

Officials they have been to the residence before this incident, but some neighbors are still shocked.

"Nothing like this happens in Readfield very often. Cant think of anything like this happens in Eeadfield. Readfield is a fairly quiet town for the most part," Mike Nolette, neighbor, said.

The sheriff says the husband was brought to the hospital and while his condition is unknown, they say he was talking when he was transported.

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