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Domestic dispute ends with wife dead, husband in custody

June 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a domestic dispute at a Philadelphia home ended with a 69-year-old man fatally shooting his wife in the chest.

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of North 7th Street.

Police found the 68-year-old victim when they responded to a 911 call. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

The woman’s husband was taken into custody. But it wasn’t clear Monday what charges he was facing.

Authorities say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation. They haven’t said whether anyone else was in the home when the shooting occurred.

No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

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