IHOP shooting leaves 3 dead, 6 wounded in Carson City, NV

This just in, another nut-case with a gun has unleashed a flurry of bullets, this time in Carson City, Nevada. From CNN.com:

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.

We don’t know much more than this at present. Some reports indicate that law enforcement took the shooter out, apparently mortally wounding him. Other reports indicate that two of the victims were members of the U.S. Military, although there is no speculation as of yet if there is any connection between the military and any motive the shooter might have had.

More details, as soon as we get ’em.


  1. avatar MAJ Mike says:

    And the Brady Bunch wants us to wait for the police if anything happens. When seconds count the police are minutes away.

  2. avatar Severe says:

    Yahoo News is now reporting that the gunman used an AK-47. http://news.yahoo.com/sheriff-gunman-used-ak-47-ihop-shooting-223140323.html

    There will be a reckoning if this particular weapon is tied to Gunwalker.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Let’s hope that’s not the case. But let’s not forget that there are already dozens (at least) murder victims in Mexico tied to Gunwalker. And over a thousand Gunwalker guns out there, somewhere. Not including the ones traced to Indianapolis and who knows where else.

    2. avatar Rokurota says:

      The question is: Is it a Ruger 10/22 AK-47 or an M1 Carbine AK-47?

      1. avatar Derek says:

        Don’t be silly. It’s a Glock AK-47.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    This story is utterly preposterous, because guns are not allowed in IHOP.

  4. avatar Orvil says:

    You missed the real story behind this story….about the CCW carrier who opted not to engage the perp. Interesting comments on local news about that.

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