2 women shot in parking lot of Tennessee water park

August 1, 2021 GMT

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An altercation in the parking lot of a Tennessee water park led to a shooting that killed one woman and wounded another, police said.

Officers responded Saturday evening to a report of shots fired at the Soaky Mountain Waterpark and found two females from Loudon with gunshot wounds, Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke said in a statement.

Both were taken to area hospitals. Kelsy Cook, 24, was later pronounced dead and Angie Russell, 23, was expected to survive, Stahlke said.

Police stopped a vehicle that witnesses described and arrested two of the three people inside.

Sarah Romine, 31, of Knoxville was charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, the statement said. Joshua Dannels, 30, of Crossville was charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

Both were taken to the Sevier County Jail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether either had an attorney.