Springfield husband arrested, wife hospitalized in accidental shooting

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A wife has been hospitalized after an “accidental shooting” Thursday night by her husband, authorities say.

According to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a call of an accidental shooting around 8:30 p.m. Investigators are still sorting through details to determine what happened.

46-year-old Robert Mixon has been arrested and faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

His wife, Karen Mixon, 39, remains in the hospital. The extent of her injuries was not provided.

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