HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told News 5 20-year-old Thomas McCracken opened fire on his girlfriend at a house on California Avenue in Church Hill.

Sheriff Lawson says McCracken then took his own life.

The victim, Sierra Nicole Smith, later died at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.

We'll bring you more details on this story as they're available.