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Victims identified in Virginia City Gun Works shooting

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Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 8:07 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2020 at 12:22 PM PDT
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VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro has released the names of the victims and the suspected gunman from the shooting at the Virginia City Gun Works on Monday, September 7, 2020.

The victims are TJ Lord, 39, and his father Gary Lord, 71, who lived in Storey County and were owners of the store. The bodies were both found inside the store.

Reno Police called Antinoro to report they were investigating the death of the suspected shooter. They say Joep Mols, 56, killed himself in the area of Neil Road and Virginia Street.

Antinoro reports Mols and the two victims were in an ongoing legal dispute for years, but he is not sure of the exact relationship beyond this fact. Antinoro told KOLO 8 News Now that investigators are looking for a motive.

According to the business’ website, they carry guns, ammo and sporting goods accessories. Sheriff Antinoro says it does not appear that any firearms were stolen.

The Nevada Division of Investigation is taking the lead on the case.

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