At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 23, Sevierville Police Department officers, along with officers and first responders from multiple agencies, responded to a reported active shooter at the Wal Mart store located at 1414 Parkway.
Upon arrival officers entered the store to search for suspects and help employees and customers exit the store. Officers located three suspects who were taken into custody. Their identities will be released as charges are filed later this evening.
It has been determined that no shots were fired and no one was injured during this incident. The preliminary investigation indicates that this was likely a dispute between store customers wherein multiple guns were displayed.
The SPD would like to thank the quick response and invaluable assistance of numerous area agencies, including the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Pigeon Forge Police Department, Gatlinburg Police Department, Sevierville Fire Department, Sevier County Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Sevier County Ambulance Service, and Sevierville Emergency Management.