Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gunman Kills Three National Guard Members, One further in Shooting Rampage at Nevada IHOP

Authorities recognized the gunman behind a deadly rampage at a Nevada IHOP as a 32-year-old local man, who opened fire with an AK-47 on five uniformed National Guard members, killing 3 and another person before killing himself.

Police say Eduardo Sencion of Carson City at home in a minivan registered to his brother, and opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada's capital city Tuesday, wounding eight people and killing three before terminally shooting himself.

Aside from the AK-47 rifle used in the attack, establishment say they found a pistol and another rifle in the minivan Sencion left in the parking lot.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said Sencion was not in the military, had no known ties to anybody in the restaurant and had worked at a family business in South Lake Tahoe. Family members say Sencion had mental issues.

"We came into this with everything we had. All agencies were dedicated to it," Furlong told the Associated Press. "There were concerns at the onset, so we took certain steps to make certain we had the capability to embrace an even larger circumstance. At this point in time it appears to be remote to this parking lot."

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval released a statement Tuesday indicating the shooting was an inaccessible event.

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