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4 Dead, Including Gunman, in Nevada IHOP Shooting

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A gunman walked into an IHOP restaurant in Nevada Tuesday morning and opened fire, killing three people before turning his rifle on himself. Two of the people killed were National Guard members who were in uniform.

In addition to those killed, seven others were injured, including three more National Guard members. 

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong identified the dead gunman as 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion. It is not clear if he was targeting National Guard members or if they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. At this time, it appears the deadly attack was random in nature.

Witnesses said Sencion pulled up outside the restaurant in a minivan at around 9 a.m. He shot a man on a motorcycle, then walked inside the restaurant and started shooting. He then walked back outside and fired shots at several nearby businesses.

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By the time police arrived minutes later Sencion was lying in the parking lot with his self-inflicted wound.

The man on the motorcycle survived; the other fatality was in the restaurant. At least two of the wounded victims are reported in critical condition.

The sheriff said Sencion was not in the military, and it appears he did not know anyone in the restaurant.