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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man killed himself in the basement of a Putnam County church on Sunday shortly after confronting his wife and sister-in-law in an apparent domestic dispute, authorities said.
Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews told The Associated Press that officials received a call around 9 a.m. about a shooting at the Double Springs Community Church, located in a rural area about five miles west of Cookeville.
“Upon arrival in the basement we found a deceased man,” Andrews said. “The Sheriff’s office never fired a shot.”
Andrews said the wife, 61-year-old Wanda Meadows, was not harmed. The sister-in-law, 61-year-old Etta Medley, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
A spokeswoman at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center said Medley was in critical but stable condition.
Authorities said the case remains under investigation.
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