A shooter gunned down one person and wounded two others before shooting himself at a medical building near the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.
Tom Robinson of the Reno, Nevada Police Department said it was not a random act.
The shooter opened fire after going into the urology office of Nevada Advanced Medicine on the third floor, said Sharon Spangler, spokeswoman for Reno Police. One woman injured was a doctor who was in the process of treating a patient.
“We have two people confirmed deceased in the building, two others injured,” Robinson said. “The shooter died of a self-inflicted gun shot.”
Robinson didn’t say how many shots were fired or what type of weapon was used, and didn’t release the identities of the male shooter or the dead and injured. He said, however, that investigators were confident no one else was involved.
Reno resident Daranda Cone was on her way to a doctor’s appointment at Renown when the shooting happened.
“I saw this woman with blood all over her being rushed past me to the ER,” Cone said.
It’s a sad day when doctors who are treating patients are shot down in cold blood.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval posted condolences on Twitter shortly after the incident happened.
Kathleen & I send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by today's tragedy @renownhealth. My staff and I are monitoring the situation.
— Governor Sandoval (@GovSandoval) December 17, 2013
Police are investigating the shooting and will release further information as the data is collected.
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