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. Ed Norton

    Hey, yet ANOTHER SISSY COWARD acting out "Middle Eastern Extremist" tendencies. There's no difference between these dime-a-dozen babies and those suicide bombers in the Middle East. I like the reference from the guy in the story, noting that this happens in third world countries, not here. Yes, it happens here with increasing frequency. We need to start taking responsibility for our trash and get rid of it. People who murder where the evidence is incredibly obvious need to be killed immediately. No more sheltering rapists, child molesters, wife beaters and the like. If they can't live be our rules and they are alive in our Country- put them to sleep. Sissies like this harbor such hatred for their fellow man, you'll see over the coming weeks the obvious signs that were coming out and everyone knew . . . yet nothing was done. Take charge of our destiny and quit aiding and abetting the lawless. Start taking care of potential victims.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    My fellow Americans the antigovernment sentiments in America are as real as Apple pie. Welcome to (decro-socialism)
    As a self-made reformist I can tell you that America society is braking down community by community, household by household. People are
    subordinated, policed, controlled, burdened, taxed and manipulated. There are many Americans whom have been impoverished, and many whom are struggling to provide for their families in these economic conditions, as a result of bad Government policies. Which each elected government has created since civil war. Working class Americans are now the poor and minority class. My fellow Americans on our next election day don’t go out to the pools to vote in protest, only then America can start anew!!! Buy my book when I finish it.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    We don't need Governments

    September 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. peterdulouz

    So, Prophet Halfwit. Did you learn English watching "Dukes of Hazard" re-runs? Guys like you always have complaints and no answers. Boycotting elections has worked WHEN?

    September 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. reality

    Singapore?? Can't even chew gum there... Try better background checks, limit number of guns owned and do yearly re-registration on all guns for better accountability...paid for of course by a nice new tax on guns. Prove you are responsible and not a nut...just agree.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    @Peterdulouz i learned English from the discovery channel, boycotting elections will work, watch it on the discovery channel just in case you miiss it. Spend some quality time with a gougers girl it will help you with insecurities you express.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ed Peterson

    numerology for Eduardo Sencion:

    September 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Guys, guys!
    Cool it.

    And all those who love to hate & muslim bashers in general, the shooter is one of our own. Authorities have released his name & pic. Check out MSNBC.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    The shooter is 32 year old EduardoSencion of Carson City & he is dead.
    It remains to be seen whether he is one with a twisted ideology like the Christian soldiers or somebody with a grudge against the military.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |

    I WOULDN'T be caught dead in an ihop.. it's all grease and fat..

    September 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. the prophet


    September 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Military Person

    I see some people think this is funny.... let's just see how much they laugh when its their family lying on the floor. when it come to lost of life.. "It's not Funny" at all.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • timothy mayberry

      your right its not funny and to all you that thinks it is funny i hope it happens to you i knew the military people that were there so eat a fat d!ck

      September 7, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mosin Nagant

    Just watch. After the corporate media demonizes gun rights for a while it will quietly come out that this guy was on some "anti depressant" or other mind altering drug. Nine times out of ten that is the case in these random shootings.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. Crashaxe

    I can't believe there wasn't at least one armed civilian in that crowd, more good honest folks need to be armed. like the saying goes "an Armed society is a Polite society"

    September 7, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. justathought

    I'm not by any strech ou the imagination a 'gun nut', but I'm of the opinion that if everyone could carry a gun' less of this type of crime would happen. (There would probably be less court cases too.)

    September 7, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
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