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Police: Wife kills husband during morning argument

Police conduct a death investigation on Elm Street in Petersburg. (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

PETERSBURG, Va. — Police launched a death investigation in Petersburg following a fatal Thursday morning shooting.

A woman shot and killed her husband outside a home along the 400 block of Elm Street, Petersburg Police told Crime Insider Jon Burkett.

Police have not yet commented on the specific circumstances that led up to the shooting, however Burkett reported the couple was arguing before the shooting.

The shooting was reported at about 11:38 a.m.

The woman who fired the gun, called 911, Burkett reported.

The names of the woman and the man involved in the shooting have not yet been released.

Neighbors said the man was between 55 and 60 years old.

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