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A man arrested for killing his wife with a gunshot in Laviana (Asturias)

A woman, at the 8M demonstration in the Vallecas neighborhood, Madrid, on March 8, 2021. (Photo: Oscar Gonzalez / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Civil Guard has detained a 51-year-old man as the alleged perpetrator of the death of his 48-year-old wife from a gunshot in the Asturian town of Pola de Laviana, sources from the armed institute have informed Efe.

The events occurred around 4:20 am last morning in an apartment located at number 3 of Tarna port street, sources close to the investigation have added.

The homicide was reported to the Civil Guard by a 20-year-old son of the couple.

The Government Delegation against Gender Violence is already working to confirm if the murder is a new case of gender violence. If so, so far this year there would be 13 women murdered in Spain due to sexist violence.

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This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.

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