A husband and wife who were shot in a private home on Grumman Avenue in Wilton on Monday were struggling with a rifle when it discharged, police said on Tuesday.
It appears that one round fired, police said. The 47-year-old man was shot in the face and his injuries are life-threatening. His 39-year-old wife suffered facial injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
Wilton police responded to a home around 8 a.m. after receiving a report of gunshots and found the woman at a neighboring address. The man was at an adjacent residence, police said.
Both adults were transported to Norwalk Hospital. There names have not been released.
Police said on Monday that both children who live in the home were at school when the shooting happened.
Wilton police are investigating.