According to Department Deputy Chief Tom Robinson, one of the deceased was the shooter, who succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two other people were wounded and are now listed as being in critical condition at the facility. The authorities have not confirmed the motive for the shooting, but they do not believe it was a random act.
According to CNN News, the shooter barged into the building with at least one firearm at around 2:45 p.m and began shooting. At around 3 pm he reportedly shot himself to death. One of the victims injured is reported to be a doctor at the facility. However, the other victims have yet to be identified. Reno police spokesperson Angela Rambo said the shooting occurred in the Center for Advanced Medicine B.
Doranda Cone, a facility resident, was one of the eyewitnesses to the incident. She said she was on her way to see the doctor when the shooter began his attack. “I saw this woman with blood all over her being rushed past me to the ER,” Cone said.
According to Kat Raco, an ophthalmic technician, he heard at least two large bangs and sound of people running on the building’s third floor. Those present said the police were quick and professional in handling the situation as they ordered people in the building to lock the doors to prevent anyone else from coming in. Officials say most of the medical staff were busy seeing patients when the shooting occurred.
“The police handled it in the best way possible,” a police spokeswoman said. The building doesn’t have armed guards.
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