Shots fired at Reno medical facility, police say – USA TODAY

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Shots fired at Reno medical facility, police say – USA TODAY

Steve Timko, Reno Gazette-Journal 6:30 p.m. EST December 17, 2013

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RENO, Nev. — 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.

Police are attempting to evacuate the scene, Snover said.

“Most people have locked themselves inside the office and it’s going to be a slow process getting people out of there,” Snover said.

Daranda Cone of Reno was on her way to a doctor’s appointment at Renown when the shooting occurred between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. PST.

“I saw this woman with blood all over her being rushed past me to the ER,” Cone said.

Nevada state Sen. Debbie Smith of Sparks was at the Renown campus for a meeting at the time of the shooting and was holed up in a building on the northwest side of the campus.

“I’m in the building across from the parking lot, they won’t let anybody out,” Smith said by phone. “They told me I should plan on staying in here for an hour.”

Denise Calzada was trying to go to a doctor’s appointment at Renown but was turned away.

“A guy told us there was a shooting at the place where we were supposed to go,” she said. I guess they are evacuating right now.”

Contributing: The Associated Press

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