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Man Shoots Wife During Domestic Incident In Crofton

CROFTON, Md. (WJZ) — A woman in Anne Arundel County was sent to the hospital after her husband shot her before turning the gun on himself, police said Monday.

Police were called to Carlyle Drive at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning after getting a report of a possible barricade situation.

Residents in the Crofton neighborhood said they are surprised to hear of the domestic disturbance that sent a woman to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

"Really, really sad. This kind of stuff doesn't happen here usually," said neighbor Adria Watt.

When police arrived they found the victim outside her building, suffering from what appeared to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her upper body.

"At this time it was determined the gunshot was from her husband," said Sgt. Kam Cooke with the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Police blocked off the area and escorted neighbors from the building.

"At that point, entry was made into the residence which a male victim was discovered deceased. It appears to be... self-inflicted gunshot wounds," Sgt. Cooke said.

According to police, no one else was in the apartment and no other parties are believed to be involved.

"No other citizens in the area are at risk. This appears to be an isolated event," Sgt. Cooke said.

Others who live in the building said they didn't really hear much other than the commotion going on outside the building.

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