CLINTON — A man and woman both ended up in the hospital late Sunday morning after the man shot himself in what police are describing as a domestic dispute.

Police were called to 544 Horseback Road about 11:15 a.m. for a domestic dispute and found the man had shot himself.

The woman, who police said was not hurt, said her husband threatened her with a gun before shooting it near her, said Clinton police Sgt. Rusty Bell. After the man fired the gun, the woman ran down the road and the man turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the face, Bell said.

Police did not immediately release the names of the couple. The woman was taken by Delta Ambulance to Inland Hospital in Waterville for precautionary reasons, Bell said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and it was likely he would be taken by LifeFlight helicopter somewhere else, Bell said. His condition was not available.

The Clinton Police Department, Waterville Police Department, Maine State Police and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the shooting.


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