Tennessee deputy released from hospital after shooting



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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a deputy wounded in an eastern Tennessee shooting has been released from the hospital.

Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford tells news outlets that Deputy Jenna Markland was released from Johnson City Medical Center on Thursday, about 12 hours after she was admitted with bullet wounds to her head and face.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Kelly Lee Pitts has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder.

Lunceford says he responded to a call Wednesday evening reporting a drunken man waving a gun. He says he got Pitts' family out of the residence, but when other deputies arrived, the man began firing toward them.

A second victim, neighbor Brandy Hyder, was shot in the hand and taken to Sycamore Shoals Hospital. It's unclear whether she is still hospitalized.

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