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Knott man shoots self, wife

A woman is dead and her husband was in critical condition Saturday after a shooting in the Topmost community of Knott County.

State police said they received a call at about 1:57 a.m. Saturday reporting that Mack Tackett, 26, had shot himself.

When they got to the home, they found Tackett with a gunshot wound to his face and his wife, Heather Tackett, 29, dead of a single gunshot wound.

Mack Tackett was taken to the Holston Valley Medical Center in Tennessee, state police said. Further details were unavailable.

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