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

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

The woman, who police said was not hurt, said that her husband threatened her with a gun before shooting it near her, said Sgt. Rusty Bell of the Clinton Police Department. 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 is likely he will be taken by LifeFlight helicopter somewhere else, Bell said. His condition was not available.

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

This story will be updated.

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