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December 2, 2013

Police: Man's shooting in Springfield, Mo., hospital self-inflicted

Springfield police say a preliminary investigation indicates a man apparently shot himself to death while he was hospitalized but the circumstances of his wife's shooting are still being determined.

Springfield police say a preliminary investigation indicates a man apparently shot himself to death while he was hospitalized but the circumstances of his wife's shooting are still being determined.

Police say 79-year-old Booker Cox Jr. died in the shooting Saturday evening at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

His wife, 69-year-old Carolyn Cox, is still being treated Monday after the shooting. Her condition was not released. Police say in a statement that the full circumstances of her shooting are still being investigated.

Investigators say there is no evidence that anyone else was involved in the shootings.

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