Police say Reno gunman didn't plan attack

Police say Reno gunman didn't plan attack

Police say Reno gunman didn't plan attack

Police arrested a suspect Tuesday night after an active shooter situation at a condominium complex in Reno, according to KOLO.

Police later tweeted there is no further threat in downtown Reno.

No one else was injured when the gunman opened fire in the city.

Soto said a flood of 911 calls were instrumental in prompting a quick response by law enforcement shortly before 7 p.m.

At least six shots were heard following reports of a shooter firing from an elevated position in the Montage hotel and casino but there are now no confirmed injuries.

As more shots were heard, casino employees moved people off Sierra Street and stopped customers from exiting the casinos. Chief Robinson described him only as a young adult.

Robinson says the man appears to have been in his mid- to late-20s.

Police lock down the local area and move to arrest the suspect. Source Twitter  Thomas J Riddle
Police lock down the local area and move to arrest the suspect. Source Twitter Thomas J Riddle

Stephen Paddock, the man who opened fire on October 1 in Las Vegas from the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino onto an outdoor concert below, killing 58 people, had owned a unit at the Montage. Paddock sold the unit in question in December 2016, records show.

A woman was being held hostage by the suspect in the condo from where he was shooting, police said.

A quiet Tuesday night in downtown Reno took a sharp turn when an individual began shooting onto Sierra Street from the Montage condominium tower at 255 N. Sierra Street. The shooter was fatally shot by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office SWAT team that descended on the floor.

There was only one other injury reported, by a neighbor who received a superficial injury to her hand that did not require medical attention.

Early reports from Reno Police indicate that mental health may have played a part in the incident, though more information will be released as the investigation continues.

The investigation is ongoing; however, police believe the suspect acted alone and the shooting was not a pre-planned event.

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