Three dead, six wounded in shooting at Carson City IHOP
September 6th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Three dead, six wounded in shooting at Carson City IHOP

[Updated at 4:18 p.m.]

[Updated at 4:18 p.m.] Five of the nine people who were shot Tuesday were members of the National Guard, a spokesperson told CNN affiliate KRNV. Two were killed and the other three are being treated in area hospitals.

[Updated at 2:18 p.m.] At least two of the victims killed at a shooting in a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP restaurant were military members who were wearing their uniforms, Chuck Allen with the Nevada Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

Police were still looking into the shooter's possible motive, Allen said, but officials were taking precautions in case military personnel were specifically targeted.

"When you have people in uniform randomly targeted ... we take that seriously," Allen said.

Heightened security measures are in effect in military bases in northern Nevada, affiliate KRNV reported, citing a National Guard spokesperson. The restaurant is located about three miles from Nevada National Guard headquarters, so it would not be unusual for service members to be eating there, the spokesperson added.

[Updated at 2:10 p.m.] Three people were killed and six others were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP restaurant, police said.

Those six victims did not include the shooter, who police said turned a gun on himself.

It "appears its going to be difficult for him to survive," Ken Furlong with the Carson City's Sheriff's Office said about the gunman.

"He was still breathing," he added.

Furlong said that currently the situation appears to be contained to the one strip mall.

"Right now it appears as though there was one shooter," Furlong said. "There does not appear to be safety concerns outside of this area."

Furlong confirmed reports that a semi-automatic weapon was used during the shooting. Some of the victims "appeared to be military folks," he said.

Officials are still investigating any possible motive.

[Updated at 1:48 p.m.] One person has been confirmed dead after a shooting at a an IHOP in Carson City, Nevada, police have told The Reno Gazette-Journal.

Lt. Rob Van Diest of the Reno Police Department also told the paper that eight people have been transported to the hospital.

[Posted at 1:46 p.m.] Seven people were shot after a man walked up to an IHOP in Carson City, Nevada, and shot a man on a motorcycle before walking inside the restaurant and opening fire, The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting.

The owner of a store in the same shopping mall told the newspaper that he saw a man wearing a red shirt and black shorts pull up to the store in his blue minivan, take out a rifle and shoot a man on a motorcycle. The man then walked into the IHOP and began firing, the owner, Ralph Swagler, told the Gazette-Journal.

After shooting inside the IHOP, Swagler told the paper that the shooter then turned his gun to his store and began firing. He then pointed toward an H&R Block in the same mall and shot again.

CNN affiliate KNRV reports it is being told other nearby businesses are on lockdown.

Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command spokesman Chuck Allen told CNN his agency is assisting the Carson City Sheriff’s office at the scene but offered no more details

CNN affiliate KOLO said there were reports that the shooter was "taken down," but officials could not confirm that detail.

KOLO reported that at least two women and a man were airlifted from the location. At least one other victim was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Witnesses report hearing a semi-automatic weapon

soundoff (762 Responses)
  1. patriot

    Try saying that within arms reach of me

    September 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ralph

    48 people shot in NYC this weekend, so what is the cause, guns and more guns I suspect. Many cities experience mass shooting weekly. and the sane people have to watch our Congress being lobbied by the NRA.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karina

      yah but this town is really quite

      September 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Holdupaminute

    I just hope that you are already on a watch list, you self confessed nut job.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PaulD

    The vast majority of conservatives are legal gun owners. When the civil war comes, and it will, watch out libtards...

    September 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • what

      Don't worry, those idiots will mostly shoot each other by accident.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Holdupaminute

      And they are just cowardly enough to start gunning down unarmed men. Is that what you are saying? I'd just take you down in hand-to-hand combat.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Cheney

      Are you threatening liberals with genocide? We can buy guns too, you know.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • PaulD

      @Holdupaminute – yeah, I'm sure you'd be able to take me down in hand-to-hand. First, you'd have to get up from stop eating cheetos in your underwear on your bean bag chair, then dress in something other than your Star Trek pajamas, and leave your mothers basement apartment to meet me outside on the lawn. For you, that would obviously be too much trouble.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Guest

    troll

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gingerpeach

    Oh good grief!!get a brain.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Not All Docs Play Golf

    Was the gun obtained in another GOP fund-raising raffle?

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. A

    Naive and stupid. Such comments are what is wrong with our country. Last I checked we were all still Americans (regardless of your political views). Both of the parties have plenty of issues and I suspect you do too.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @think about this

    The only people who think guns are good also enjoy ihop! does that tell you something?

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • guns

      Rooty-tooty fresh and fruity...

      September 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eric

    Hippies never go on shooting rampages.

    Also, they NEVER get 'taken down' by a gun toting bystander, even in places with a right to conceal carry.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bubba

    maybe he didnt like his pancakes

    September 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DrBakroChod

    If he is Paki, religion is motive. Right wing Muslim.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • abd

      Your sister is at your neighbours house helping him doing something.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Not All Docs Play Golf

    You perfectly represent the ignorant right wing mindset. You could be a GOP skit on SNL, salivating and raging.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mani

    IDIOT!!

    September 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mikeydaman

    Is that the best comment a liberal psycho wack-job like yourself can come up with? How about blaming the ACLU (which is 99.9% democrat last I checked) for protecting and defending wack-jobs like this?

    September 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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