A man shot his wife then gunned down himself during a consultation inside a west Houston medical office on Monday, according to the Houston Police Department.

The patient, who has not been named, was in stable condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital as of Monday evening. Her 64-year-old husband, Andrew Wang, has been identified as the sole suspect.

Houston Police Department's Assistant Chief Wendy Baimbridge said in a news conference that evening that police arrived at the scene just before 3:00 p.m. and found the suspect dead.

Reports claim that Wang's wife had an appointment in a fourth-floor office at 12121 Richmond Ave. Wang was 'agitated' when he approached the office, according to a female witness per Click2Houston's report. The witness also heard Wang saying, "I'm going to kill you, you're going to die."

He also grabbed her by the shirt. But the female witness pushed him away and fled the office. The man then turned around and shot his wife, Baimbridge said.

As officers arrived at the crime scene, they discovered the woman in the corridor outside the office. She'd been wounded twice, once in the chest and once in the right arm.

Officers also found the gunman dead in the office, apparently from a self-inflicted bullet wound.

Baimbridge said responders took Andrew's wife to Memorial Hermann for treatment. According to investigators, the woman is in stable condition as of Tuesday morning. The suspect's wife is yet to be interviewed, cops said.

According to the Houston Chronicle, officers could not disclose any further information on the man's appointment or his medical records. Detectives were also searching for potential witnesses at the time of the press conference, police said.

Police classified the shooting as a domestic violence incident.

"[Fifty] percent of our aggravated assault incidents in Houston right now — and really across the nation, if you're looking at these numbers — they are domestic-violence related," Baimbridge said.

Baimbridge urged people to check on their loved ones, particularly those who were victims of domestic abuse

She noted that domestic abuse usually happens behind closed doors. Hence, intervention becomes very challenging for the authorities.

"So we are really encouraging everyone, especially right now with the additional stressors that are on everybody regarding COVID and losing their jobs and so forth, to reach out and talk to one another."

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The former president of the prestigious Paris-Descartes University, Frédéric Dardel, was indicted on Friday, June 4, for the indecent conservation and rotting of hundreds of bodies that were donated for research to the Center for the Donation of Bodies (CDC). This is a representational image. Pixabay

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