IHOP Shooter Used Illegal Gun

According to ATF at least one of his weapons that day was obtained illegally.

Eduardo Sencion, Suspected IHOP Shooter

“He is not reported as having a fully automatic weapon. He did not have it legally,” says Carson City undersheriff Steve Albertsen.

Albertsen says no one knows how Eduardo Sencion got the altered MAK-90.

The ATF traces it back to Mound House 5 years ago where it was sold to a private party.

Between then and September 6, the ATF says it was altered from semi-to-automatic weapon.

“The person that owns an automatic weapon has to have a permit through the ATF and the state and the county, we would know,” says Albertsen, and that’s to own it legally.

According to the under sheriff Sencion never applied for such permission to modify the weapon.

That's where the ATF's investigation continues as they try to figure out the chain of ownership and if Sencion may have done the alterations himself.

“What was on that computer? Is there anything interesting that we want to know. Was he making notes on that computer, was he on websites, was he talking to somebody that might answer some questions,” says Albertsen.

As for the other guns in Sencion's possession at the time of the shooting, besides the modified MAK 90, Sencion also had an AK-47, A Glock, and a .38 caliber revolver, the under sheriff says because they weren't altered, Sencion could legally have those weapons.

As far as the IHOP itself is concerned: it remains closed and the company is not talking about a plan yet.

Some in Carson City say they want it leveled.

Others say they want the restaurant to relocate in town.

Others want it to open again, just where it is,

The company may release its plan later this week.


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