A man in West Virginia was arrested after he shot his wife in the back of her head during an argument.

On Monday, Jason Gillman, of Lenore, a community in Mingo County, had a heated argument with his wife, and accused her of infidelity. The argument soon turned physical and in a fit of rage, the man grabbed his pistol and shot the victim in the living room. The incident took place when their 4-year-old son was sleeping in the bedroom.

The wife, who was not identified by local media, managed to walk over to a neighbor’s home and asked them to call 911, KDKA reported.

Deputies arrived at the scene and found the weapon and shell casing in the living room. The accused was taken into custody from the residence. He told the officers he didn’t mean to shoot his wife, a criminal complaint filed in Mingo County stated.

In the meantime, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and admitted in the ICU. The woman is being treated and will soon be discharged from the hospital, her family members said.

Calling the incident "pitiful," neighbor Chris Workman told NBC-affiliated television WSAZ, "We were pretty taken back that it was someone we actually know that that happened to. Nobody knows why except for him. It’s a sad situation, especially since she had a kid. It’s pitiful. There is no excuse for that, for that kind of violence in front of a kid."

"In Mingo County, especially this little community, that is what we do. When somebody goes through something, everybody jumps in and tries to help. Tries to be with him and be for him. That’s the good thing about being back here," he added.

The accused appeared in court Tuesday and was charged with multiple offenses including malicious wounding, domestic battery, child neglect with a risk of injury and wanton endangerment. He remained in jail as of Tuesday evening and his bond was set at $30,000.

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