Man shoots his sick wife in hospital intensive care unit

Akron General Medical Center 
By: Sarah Weiss 

Police in Ohio said that a man aged 66, entered the intensive care unit of Akron General Medical Center, and shot his 65-year-old wife while standing beside her bed.

Akron police on Sunday that the woman is in critical condition.

Police said John Wise of Massillon, entered the hospital shortly before 9:00 pm on Saturday, and went to see his wife, Barbara, in the intensive care unit, where she was admitted a few days ago. Authorities said that Wise drew a pistol and shot his wife of 45 years.

Hospital spokesperson Jim Gosky said that one shot was fired.

Hospital security apprehended Wise, and police said that no one except his wife was injured. There was no immediate word on the motive.

Experts believe that this might be a case of attempted mercy killing.

Police said Wise was arrested for attempted murder and is expected to be arraigned on Monday.