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Wife killed, husband hospitalized in home invasion

A woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured in a home invasion and shooting Tuesday night in Wakefield, Virginia, according to the Sussex County Sheriff's Office.

The crime was reported at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday on East Church Street in Wakefield when the victim called a friend and asked that friend to call 911, Sussex County Sheriff Earnest Giles told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil.

When deputies arrived just before midnight, they found the garage door and an interior door from the garage into the home open, Giles said.

Once inside, deputies located 76-year-old Daniel Baldwin suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Further inside the home, deputies discovered the body of 75-year-old Judy Baldwin. She had died from a gunshot wound, according to deputies.

Mr. Baldwin remained in the ICU at VCU Medical Center in Richmond at last check Wednesday, officials said.

Giles said deputies believe what happened was a robbery turned worse. But he also noted that it appeared nothing was missing from the couple's home.

Deputies, who believe the case may be linked to several other break-ins in the area, located evidence and collected videos from the area, according to Giles.

Investigators believe there are two suspects involved in the shooting, but detailed descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle were not immediately available.


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