BREAKING: Two Dead Including Suspect, Two Injured in Reno Hospital Shooting


USA Today is reporting that there was an incident in a Reno, Nevada hospital earlier today where four people were injured and eventually ended with the suspect taking their own life. CNN has just updated their count to two dead (including the gunman) and two others injured. Reports indicate that the incident lasted less than 15 minutes, and at this time the suspect is the only confirmed fatality. Make the jump for the info from USA Today . . .

Multiple shots were fired Tuesday at a Reno medical facility and at least one person is dead and another injured, according to police.

The shooting is at the Renown Regional Medical Facility campus, said Sgt. Albert Snover of the Reno Police Department.

Reno Police Department Deputy Chief Tom Robinson said person who is dead is believed to be the shooter.

The Associated Press reported that the gunman injured four people before killing himself.

Reno police say the man entered the Center for Advanced Medicine at Renown at about 2:45 p.m. PST with at least one firearm and began shooting.

Reno police Lt. Tom Robinson says the shooter turned the gun on himself before 3 p.m.

Robinson says one of the shooting victims is in surgery. Information isn’t immediately available on the condition of the others.

Details are still scarce, but we’ll bring you more information as it comes.


  1. avatar michael nieto says:

    i live a block away from this hospital and was home all day and did not notice anything

  2. avatar Mark N. says:

    “the suspect taking THEIR own life”??? “The suspect” is singular, “their” is plural. You should know better Nick.

    1. avatar Your Friendly Neighborhood Anon says:

      “Their” is kind of an informal (and technically incorrect) singular pronoun, taking the place of “his/her.”

      My take on it, at least.

    2. avatar Adam says:

      The only thing that stops a guy with bad grammar, is a good guy with grammar!

      1. avatar Joe says:

        no comma in that sentence

        1. avatar Don says:

          irregardless of there grammar; its not that impotent.

        2. avatar A-Rod says:

          ‘Irregardless’ is not a word.

      2. avatar Logic says:

        Quick, find out if “” is available…

      3. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

        The closeted grammar policeman inside me is laughing his/her ass off….

        1. avatar Your progressive better says:

          Police “person”, you sexist, facist, phallo-centric, rightwing, KKK-luvin’, Obamacare-h8tin’, rasis pig. Get back in the 18th century where you belong.

  3. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Well he saved the tax payers of Nevada some money. Should be interesting to see how this works itself out. Was he confronted with a good guy with a gun?

    1. avatar Ned Clark says:

      “Well he saved the tax payers of Nevada some money.”… Your idea of `saving’ is warped…
      Whatever the `taxpayers of Nevada’ were saved in trial- or punishment costs by the gunman killing himself was more than offset by the costs of emergency medical care to all shot – the years or decades of costs that must be expended for the survivors for care & rehabilitation (and likely long-term unemployability), not to mention the permanent loss of an excellent doctor.

  4. avatar MojoRonin says:

    Aren’t hospitals usually gun free zones? If so, let me get this straight: rooms full of drugs, and…

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      In Florida, they’re not gun free zones.

      I don’t know about Nevada, but I wouldn’t make assumptions.

      1. avatar Ruun says:

        Technically, it hasn’t been tested in court, yet. It could be argued that hospitals are medical facilities that treat mental illness and, therefore, are prohibited places. All in all, precedent hasn’t been set but who wants to be the test case, right?

      2. avatar Arod529 says:

        Nothing in the Nevada code prevents carry in hospitals. The only exception would be if it was a public building, which basically means government owned, and I’m pretty sure it is not.

        1. avatar mchad says:

          No, carry is not prohibited in a health care facility in Nevada unless it is a public facility such as a county hospital…and even then as Nevada Law reads (if i read it correctly) concealed carry is not prohibited even in a “public” building (other than a school) if the concealed carrier works in the public building. I do believe that Renown is a private hospital therefore concealed carry is permitted by those who have the proper certification either way.

    2. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

      A few years ago while taking my CC class we were told that in NC it was illegal to carry in any learning institution or school. The instuctor made the point that some hospitals were “teaching hospitals” and fell under this restriction even if it wasn’t clearly posted as such. Alas, we are tasked with so many things as gun owners, expert marksmen, safety inspectors, legal experts, and now clairvoyants…

    3. avatar Jonathan -- Houston says:

      In Texas they were gun-free zones by law until just about five years ago or so. Now they’re legally gun-free only if they post the official signage. Keep in mind, though, some hospitals are university-affiliated teaching hospitals, even if they aren’t on the university’s main campus. That could qualify as a gun-free school. Some other hospitals may have a designated wing for the local prison. Maybe that could count as a gun-free correctional facility? Of course, VA hospitals are federal facilities, so that’s another category. It all gets murky quickly, even before getting into state-specific laws.

    4. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

      Gun free zones or not, if you have the misfortune to get shot, you can’t ask for a better place for it to happen than in a hospital.

  5. avatar akira says:

    Are Nevada hospitals gun free zones?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I was unable to find anything specific to hospitals in Nevada. I did find a couple forums where the answer was, similar to many other places, they can post signs, the signs do NOT carry the force of law, but you can be asked to leave, and you can be trespassed if you do not.

      1. avatar Tyler3923 says:

        According to the CCW class I took in Reno, that is correct.

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      University hospitals are gun free. Public buildings are gun free. I can’t find a specific statute on private, not for profit hospitals, so I believe they’re not gun free killing zones. But they could be posted.

      In many NV gun-free zones, concealed carry is a no-no, but open carry is legal.

      1. avatar mchad says:

        Correct on University Hospital as i believe that would count as an institute of higher education/school. There is an exception to the school law, if written permission is given by the “administrator” of the school concealed carry is legal.

        Public buildings are prohibited with some exceptions…notably if you are an employee of said public building, or have written permission from the “administrator” of the public building NRS statutes read that you may legally conceal and carry a firearm in that public building.

        Source: (links to publicly available NRS statutes provided on this site)

    3. avatar rawmade says:

      They are in Las Vegas (Clark county) but im not sure about up north

      1. avatar Arod529 says:

        Nevada has preemption laws. If it is not Nevada code, it is not legal regulation. No city, county, or town can limit firearms. It is state level code.

        NRS 268.418
        NRS 269.222
        NRS 244.364

        They don’t teach that it the CFP class because north Vegas has stricter regulations, even though it violates Nevada code. I personally follow Nevada code only and am legally in the right. They also teach that Nevada requires you to inform an officer of your CFP on traffic stops. Again, there is no code that requires such, and thus you actually don’t.

        If you want to know the truth of your state’s code, you have to look it up yourself.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    If you gotta get shot, it might as well be in a hospital.

  7. avatar tommyr says:

    Another pussy kills themselves. Hey pussies, next time kill yourself FIRST.

  8. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

    Any word yet on whether or not the guy is a right wing tea party wacko?

    1. avatar the ruester says:

      Fingers are certainly crossed…

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        welcome back Mayor Bloomberg

    2. avatar BillF says:

      The dood found out he wasn’t really covered by Obamacare and he couldn’t keep his doctor/hospital/insurance…period.

  9. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    It must be December, all of the crazies are coming out again.

    1. avatar PeterZ in West Tennessee says:

      Full moon night before last.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        And 45% chance of mid-latitude geomagnetic storming []. Better indicator than the moon in my experience. Put the two together and the nuts will drop from the trees for sure.

  10. avatar Phydeaux says:

    Hospitals are one place where there are always plenty of armed guards, usually off-duty police (in uniform, ‘natch).

  11. avatar Mental says:

    Reno is one of the safest city in US!

    Greetings From Poland!

  12. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

    Are these just being reported more frequently or is there really something going on?

    1. avatar Ruun says:

      Media jumps every time a story involving guns comes up. Truth is, violent crime is dropping every year and near all-time lows.

  13. avatar ropingdown says:

    I laugh: The left plays the racism card incessantly. Yet, when they want to work up an anti-gun fervor among their own voters, they cover every stupid shooting in the US involving….white folks. Usually, as it turns out, left-wing politically disaffected white folks. I look in the major papers for this month’s shootings in the hoods. Not much coverage is being given lately. Hypocrites.

    Just as an eye-opener, I think it would beneficial if TTAG, the NYT, and the networks would, just for a week, highlight these and only these incidents: People in the U.S. beaten senseless with blunt objects. 24/7 coverage. “Oh, no! Unbelievable!” Media focus across a population of 312,375,123 people can make anything look like an epidemic.

    A day late: Loved Weingarten’s listing of GGWG defenses which worked.

    1. avatar SD3 says:

      ‘Propaganda’ is the conveyance of selected, tailored information for the consumption of a captive, willing audience.

  14. avatar DV says:

    ” … there was an incident in a Reno, Nevada hospital earlier today where four people were injured and eventually ended with the suspect taking _their_ own life.”


    1. avatar SD3 says:

      But “their” sounds so much more democratic. It’s like “they” decided to form a committee, submit data for consideration, and arrive at a consensus.

      It very progressive.

  15. avatar SAS 2008 says:

    “Reno police say the man entered the Center for Advanced Medicine at Renown at about 2:45 p.m. PST with at least one firearm and began shooting.”

    What’s the purpose of saying “with at least one firearm” other to imply there was more than one and sensationalize the story. If he was shooting then he had at least one firearm. Duh.

  16. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    Are these types of shootings happening more often or are they just being reported on more frequently now?

    1. avatar SD3 says:

      What types? The ones with firearms?

      1. avatar Henry Bowman says:

        This incident
        Arapahoe High School
        PA town meeting
        NV middle school
        Navy yard

        All just since August. Is it greater frequency or greater sensitivity?

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