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Man accused of shooting wife at Sturgis home

Updated: Nov. 16, 2020 at 12:04 AM CST
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STURGIS, Ky. (WFIE) - Authorities say a woman was sent to the hospital after getting shot on Sunday.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened at a residence on the 700 block of North Main Street in Sturgis.

Officials told 14 News the call originally came in around 4:29 p.m. and deputies were on scene within three minutes.

Authorities say that 45-year-old James Auenson shot his wife once in the chest and she was rushed to an Evansville hospital.

The sheriff’s office has charged 45-year-old James Auenson with assault and first-degree domestic violence

He’s currently being held in the Webster County Jail.

Hospital officials say the victim is in fair condition.

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