The wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has been shot dead while leaving her office in Maryland in the United States of America.

Bettie was shot in the parking lot of a Maryland office building. She had left her office and was walking to her car when the gunman approached her.

The Greenbelt Police Department said when she tried to run away, the gunman followed her and fired multiple rounds, with at least one shot hitting her.

Bettie was declared dead at the scene.

Chris and Bettie got married last year.