Update (6:20 p.m.): Police have now released the identity of the shooter: Eduardo Sencion, a 32-year-old resident of Carson City. New details also show that five out of the nine victims of the shooting were members of the National Guard.
Update (4:03 p.m.): The AP now reports that the gunman has died from a self-inflicted wound, bringing the total death toll to four.
Update (2:49 p.m.): The Associated Press reports that the shooter "opened fire with a rifle … wounding six people and himself and killing two uniformed National Guardsmen in a hail of gunfire during the morning breakfast hour, authorities and witnesses said. A third person was killed in addition to the servicemembers, and the gunman was not expected to survive, said Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong."
Original Post: A gunman opened fire on the customers at an IHOP and a number of other small businesses in Carson City, Nevada on Tuesday morning. The Reno Gazette reports:
Ralph Swagler, owner of Locals Barbecue in the same strip mall as the IHOP, said he saw a man wearing a red shirt and black shorts pull up outside the IHOP in a blue minivan. Swagler said the man had a rifle. He shot and killed a man on a motorcycle, then walked inside the IHOP and started shooting. Swagler said the man spent several minutes there, then walked back outside into the parking lot and began firing into the Locals Barbecue and an H&R Block in the strip mall.
"This happens in third-world countries, not here," Swagler said.
The gunman is apparently "down," and eight people have been flown to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. The motive for the shooting is unknown.
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