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Ohio Man Shoots Wife of 45 Years in Her Hospital Bed

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Police in Ohio say a 66-year-old man walked into the intensive care unit of Akron hospital and shot his wife of 45 years while standing at her bedside.

Barbara Wise, 65, was listed in critical condition early Sunday after John Wise allegedly entered Akron General Medical Center at 9 p.m. Saturday and went to see his wife in her room. That's when police say he pulled out a gun and shot her.

WEWS-TV reported there was a doctor in the room at the time of the shooting but the doctor was not injured. A security guard was able to get the gun away from Wise. A hospital spokesman told the Associated Press that one shot was fired. No one else was hurt.

There was no immediate word on a motive, according to the Associated Press. Barbara Wise had been admitted to the hospital several days earlier with a "life-threatening condition," WEWS reported.

Wise was being held for attempted murder and is expected to be arraigned Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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