A man has been shot and killed in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife in North Carolina, authorities said Monday.
The shooting occurred Monday evening in the city of Greensboro, authorities told CNN.
The man’s wife told police that she had left the home to pick up her children at about 5 p.m. and went inside when she saw her husband shooting a gun in the backyard.
She also saw a man with a gun, but she said she did not see him, according to police.
The husband told police he had gotten the gun because he was afraid of his wife, but police have not said whether that is true.
The woman’s husband is not a police officer, police said, and they have not released his name.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she later died, authorities added.