Woman, suspect dead after Sevierville Tanger Outlets shooting

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Sevierville Police Department said the suspect and a victim in a shooting at Tanger Outlets are dead.

Police said the suspect, a man, shot two people. A woman died and another man was injured.

The man who was injured was transported to UT Medical Center. Sister station WVLT reports his condition is critical but stable.

Investigators said the suspect shot himself and was found dead on the scene outside of the Coach store.

Police do not believe he knew the victims and do not believe the victims knew each other. The suspect used a handgun during the incident, police said.

The call came to first responders at about 3:49 p.m. Bob Stahlke, with the Sevierville Police Department, said officers were on the scene "within minutes of getting the 911 call."

Stahlke said investigators determined that it was a single shooter. The incident was over by the time they arrived.

SPD said this is not an active shooter call, the scene is secure and no police were involved in the shooting. The Pigeon Forge Police Department and the Sevier County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident too.

Stahlke said the shooter situation would have gone on longer had the shooter not heard police. He believed the suspect stopped once he heard sirens.

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