Husband accidentally shoots wife in the chest Saturday morning

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RED LION, YORK COUNTY, Pa — State Police are investigating what’s being called an accidental shooting in Red Lion early Saturday morning.

According to State Police, Joan Reichard, 78, was taken to York Hospital after she was shot in the chest by her husband at their home on the 300-block of West Maple Street. Her husband, whose name has not been released, suffers from medical issues and believed she was an intruder, according to State Police spokesperson Brent Miller.

Reichard was in the bathroom when she was shot around 3:30 a.m. She is currently at York Hospital, listed in stable condition. “She suffered non-life threatening injuries” said Trooper Miller.

State Police are investigating the incident as an accidental shooting and do not expect to press charges, although the ultimate decision will be made by the York County District Attorney’s office.

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