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Cherokee County, Alabama, authorities say a husband and wife are being treated for gunshot wounds after what was described as an accidental shooting Monday followed by a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot outside of a medical facility in the town of Centre.

Neither of the two were named in a statement from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver.

Authorities were called to Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama, where a woman was being treated for a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, according to a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office statement. Centre is about 20 miles south of Fort Payne.

The woman had been shot by her husband at her residence on County Road 307 in Centre "in what they both described as an accidental discharge," authorities said in the statement.

"The lady's husband drove her to the hospital and shortly after arriving at Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center, the man went outside the hospital and shot himself," the statement reads. "He was transported to Floyd Medical Center in Rome (Georgia) and is listed in critical condition."

The woman was treated at Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center, officials said. Centre and Leesburg police, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and local officers were among agencies responding to the medical facility in Centre, according to the statement.

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