Authorities identified the gunman behind a murderous rampage at an IHOP Nevada as a man of 32 years, local opened fire with an AK-47 in five uniformed members of the National Guard, killing two and another person before suicide.
Police said Eduardo sencion Carson City, arrived in a van registered to his brother, and opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada's capital Saturday, wounding seven people, killing three, before drawing a fatal bullet.
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said Sención was not in the army, had no known link to anyone in the restaurant and had worked in a family business in South Lake Tahoe.
"We came to this all we had. All agencies are committed to it," said John Furlong told The Associated Press. "There was concern at first, so he took some steps to make sure we had the possibility of adopting a circumstance more important. At this point, it seems isolated to this park. "
Witnesses said the man pulled out a blue mini-bus at around 9 am at the mall IHOP Restaurant is the main street of Carson City. Motorbike shot the man, then walked inside the restaurant and began firing, said Ralph Swagler, owner of the local barbecue IHOP in the same shopping center.
One of the two Guard members killed was a man, the other was a woman, authorities said.
Swagler told the Reno Gazette-Journal that in a few minutes later, a man came out and began firing on the local grid and H & R Block in the mall.
"This happens in third world countries, not here," said Swagler.
Fran Hunter, who works in Sierra Le Bone, a pet store, just north of the IHOP, told the newspaper that the suspect fired at least two shots at the Casino Fandango across the street.
"I do not know what's going on in my city," said Hunter. "This happens in Los Angeles or Las Vegas, but not here."
Local and state police and FBI agents descended on the stage, and yellow tape surrounded the restaurant parking lot, which is close to a department store Kohl.
Renown Regional Medicare Center spokesman Dan Davis told The Associated Press four of the shooting victims were treated at the hospital in Reno, but he said he could not discuss their condition or provide for other information.
Kurt Althof, director of public relations for Care Flight, said the Gazette-Journal three victims were taken to hospital by helicopter and two were in critical condition.
Nevada Highway Patrol Troopersaid that additional security measures have been applied to government and military buildings in northern Nevada as a precaution.
"As you know, when you have people in uniform that are targeted at random, for some reason, this is a security measure we take very seriously," said Allen.
Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., Issued a statement expressing his condolences to the families of the victims.
"I am deeply saddened by this senseless act and my condolences to those who are suffering this morning," said Reid. "I applaud the first responders for their professionalism, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time."
Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., Posted on Twitter that his heart and prayers are with the friends of the victims and their families. And state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer Twitter: "My God is with the families of wounded and killed in the senseless violence today in Carson City."