Carson IHOP Shooting: Victims' Names Released

By: Pat Thomas & Kyril (Ky) Plaskon Email
By: Pat Thomas & Kyril (Ky) Plaskon Email

CARSON CITY, NV - Two Nevada National Guard members are still being treated in the hospital according to Brigadier General William Burks. "With a heavy heart," the Adjutant General for the State of Nevada also released the names of the guard victims who died after a shooting at the IHOP on South South Carson Street Tuesday morning.

The victims include 35-year-old National Guard Major Heath Kelly of Reno. Commander of the national guard office in Carson City. He was a dedicated father and a husband.

38-year-old National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Christian Riege of Carson City. He served from 2009 to 2010 in Afghanistan and also had two years in Navy. He had four children.

31-year-old National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney of Reno. She specialized in dentistry and human resources. "She always had a smile on her face," Berks said. She owned a small bakery and often brought goods to events and fund raisers.

Civilian 67-year-old Florence Donovan-Gunderson of South Lake Tahoe also died.

General William Berks said that the guard members were having an informal meeting at the I-Hop when the gunman came in.

Victims inside the I-Hop are traumatized according to family and are reluctant to speak about the experience of the hail of bullets. However, stories of what they encountered are trickling out.


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