A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after he was shot by his wife outside a home on Sturtevant Hill Road in Readfield, police said.

Police responded to the home at 1:36 p.m. after receiving a report that a man had suffered a gunshot wound.

Police have responded to the home for multiple previous incidents, Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason told the Kennebec Journal.

Mason did not identify the man or provide specific details on the extent of his injuries, but said the man was able to speak with first responders when they arrived at the home.

Police said his wife is cooperating with the investigation and is currently facing a charge of elevated aggravated assault.

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