Man Dies After Saturday Night Shootings

by Emily Baird on October 12, 2009

A Zanesville man is dead after two shooting incidents last night that the Zanesville Police Department says are linked.

Authorities say 43-year-old Claude Mayle shot his wife, 38-year-old Laura Mayle, in a car on Luck Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Sergeant Chris Phipps says the woman was shot once.

Laura was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and then MedFlighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

She is listed in fair condition.

Authorities then say Claude took off in a car and was found 15 minutes later at Putnam Landing Park.

Phipps says Claude apparently inflicted a wound upon himself.

He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he died from his injury.

Phipps says it appears as though the incidents resulted from a domestic dispute.