VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE)- A woman was arrested after officers say she shot her husband several times during an argument on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Visalia Police Department.
Around 4:10 p.m., officers were called out to a home near Lakewood Drive and Vine Court after someone reported hearing gunshots in the area.
When officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as 47-year-old Ramsey Berry, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso on the ground outside of the home.
Police believe his wife, 43-year-old Heather Berry, shot him during an argument.
There were also two young children, both under the age of 10, in the home when it happened.
“We believe it’s related to a dispute regarding the children. We don’t know the exact nature of that dispute,” said Visalia Police Lt. Daniel Ford.
“Our information and investigation does suggest that there has been some previous domestic violence issues between the families.”
Ramsey was taken to Kaweah Health Medical Center and is now in stable condition. The children were not hurt.
“What makes domestic violence even more complicated is oftentimes it occurs in the presence of the children. It’s an extremely traumatic event for any child to see. Not even in this case, obviously the shooting, but even other forms of domestic violence. We don’t want our children to have to see that type of activity, and we do make sure that we get the children resources in incidents like this, including counseling resources,” said Lt. Ford.
Heather was arrested for attempted murder and child endangerment.If you are experiencing domestic violence, police say report it right away. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).