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Husband shoots wife in Akron General Hospital

7:01 PM, Aug 5, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- A gunman entered Akron General Hospital and shot his wife, a patient at the hospital, Saturday evening.

John Wise, of Massillon, entered the intensive care unit around 8:45 p.m. and shot his wife, Barbara Wise.

Security personnel immediately caught the man and he was arrested by Akron Police. 

The hospital was locked down as a security precaution but has since returned to normal operation.

According to hospital spokesman Jim Gosky, the shooting appears to be a domestic incident.

Police say Barbara wise was pronounced brain dead Sunday morning around 10:20 a.m. They are now ruling the case a homicide.

John is being held for attempted murder although charges may change.  He is expected to be on arraigned on Monday.


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