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WBIR: Two Dead, One Transported To Hospital In Sevierville Murder-Suicide

Posted at 5:51 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 21:12:03-04

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WBIR)– A shooting at the Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall in Sevierville left two people dead and a third wounded.

WBIR is reporting that police believe the shooter, 21-year-old Leon Jones, of Newport/Sevierville, fired a gun at two strangers and then fatally shot himself. One victim, 24-year-old Olivia Cunningham of York, Pa., was found dead outside of the Coach store.

A man who had also been shot was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. He has been identified as 75-year-old John Marr, of Templeton, Mass. His condition is not known at this time.

Investigators do not believe the shooter or victims knew each other.

The mall is open and police say there is no danger to the public.