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Update: Gunman identified from fatal Sevierville outlet mall shooting

Associated Press • Updated Apr 16, 2019 at 9:48 PM

SEVIERVILLE — Police say a man apparently fatally shot a Pennsylvania woman and wounded a Massachusetts man outside an outlet mall near Great Smoky Mountains National Park before killing himself.

The gunman was identified as 21-year-old Leon Steven Jones of Newport-Sevierville, Tennessee.

The woman was 24-year-old Olivia Katel Cunningham of York, Pennsylvania. The wounded man, 75-year-old John Marr of Templeton, Massachusetts, was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center. His condition wasn’t known.

Sevierville police spokesman Bob Stahlke says all three were shot with a semiautomatic handgun. Investigators say it appears the shooter didn’t know either victim, who weren’t related.

Stahlke earlier told the Knoxville News Sentinel that there was no longer any threat, and the Tanger Outlets mall remained open except for a small area cordoned off as a crime scene.

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

Earlier report posted at 7:48 p.m.:

SEVIERVILLE — A man with a gun walked up to a Sevierville shopping center on Tuesday afternoon and opened fire outside a store, killing a woman and wounding a man before turning the gun on himself in what police described as an apparently random shooting.

Officers descended on Tanger Outlets, an outlet mall on the Parkway, after several people called 911 to report a shooting outside the Coach store at 3:49 p.m.

By the time police arrived, the shooter and the female victim were dead, according to Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke. The male victim was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center; his condition was not immediately clear.

More on this developing story from our partners at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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