Man said to break into hospital, shoot dead his terminally ill wife, commit suicide

A man has entered Shamir Medical Center near Tel Aviv, killed his wife — a terminally ill patient — and then committed suicide, Hebrew-language media reports.

The reports say the 76-year-old man broke into the hospital, also known as Assaf Harofeh, with a gun. He shot his wife dead and then shot himself.

The bullet grazed the leg of a patient in an adjacent room, the reports say.

Police are on their way to the scene.