Eduardo Sencion, Suspected IHOP Shooter
Authorities have identified the gunman in Tuesday morning massacre at the Carson City IHOP as local man, Eduardo Sencion.
Three shooting victims have died, two uniformed guardsmen and a woman in the line of fire says officials. Five victims total have been identified as National Guard personnel.
According to the Associated Press the gunman used an AK-47 assault rifle but it is unclear if he was aiming specifically for uniformed service members.
"To say that he was targeting, before he came into the restaurant, military personnel is speculation," says Kenny Furlong, Carson City Sheriff.
Sencion, 32, died soon after the massacre from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had two additional firearms in his van in the IHOP parking lot.
According to officials 11 people total have been treated for gunshot wounds.
It happened around 9 a.m., on the 3800 block of Carson Street when a gunman opened fire on diners inside and kept shooting as he walked throughout the restaurant. He then went outside and continued to fire hitting people and several buildings in the vicinity.
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says Sencion lived in Carson City and worked at a family business in South Lake Tahoe. He was not in the military, and had no known affiliations with anyone inside the restaurant.
Federal and State agencies continue to look into the cause and time-line of the shooting.
Sencion's family members have hinted to officials that he may have suffered a mental illness.
WNC (western Nevada College) in Carson City is holding a candlelight vigil tonight, 8:30-9pm, at the capitol complex, at the statue of the fallen soldier. Take your own candles.