Per the NV Appeal chat room:

The shooter was named: Eduardo Sencion

He lived in Carson City and worked in South Tahoe, on the California side

One gun was used, initially reported as an automatic weapon

Lived in Carson. Worked in south Lake Tahoe at a family business

RGJ is reporting the gun was an AK-47

Minivan belonged to his brother

Family says there were mental issues with shooter

Sheriff Furlong stated during the press conference that Sencion did not have any personal relationship with any employees

Born in Mexico but here under a US Passport

May have been a meeting of National Guardsmen

Bankruptcy filing in January 2009, $42,000 in outstanding debts

IHOP is about 4 miles from the Guard’s headquarters complex

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said, “He came in through the front doors and traveled all the way to the back area. He did not open fire until he got to the dining area. Obviously with 5 of the 11 victims being National Guardsmen that is an interest in our agency. ”

South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler said his department had contact with Sencion in April 2000 during a mental health commitment. According to Uhler, Sencion fought with police officers during the incident, but was not charged with a crime.

Two National Guardsmen killed and three more wounded in shooting spree at Nevada IHOP restaurant which left four people dead

UK Mail – By Laurie Whitwell

Two National Guardsmen were killed and three more wounded in a shooting spree at a Nevada IHOP restaurant this morning, which left a total of four people dead and nine hurt.

The gunman was one of the fatalities, turning the automatic rifle on himself after the killings, which took place at the pancake chain’s restaurant in Carson City at around 9am. The other victim was a civilian.

The five military personnel were wearing their Nevada National Guard uniforms for a breakfast meeting when the gunman struck.

Authorities were not saying whether the shooter targeted the Guard members but security at all bases in Northern Nevada was stepped up in response.

Nevada National Guard spokeswoman April Conway said there was no indication the killer had any connection with the Guard.

She did not know why the Guard members had met at the IHOP but noted the restaurant is about four miles from the Guard’s headquarters complex.

One of the Guard members killed was a man, the other was a woman, authorities said.

Witnesses said a man pulled up outside the IHOP in a blue minivan at just before 9am and shot a man on a motorcycle, then walked inside the restaurant and started shooting at customers with a semi-automatic rifle.

After several minutes inside the IHOP, the man walked outside and began firing into the Locals Barbecue and an H&R Block in the strip mall.

Two of the three fatalities died at the scene. The third died during surgery.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said the suspected gunman was found by authorities in the IHOP parking lot, having ‘already self-inflicted a wound’. Carson City Sheriff’s Office have confirmed the suspected shooter died in hospital in Reno.

Chief Deputy Jack Freer said: ‘The suspect did die of a self inflicted gunshot wound. No shots were fired by law enforcement.’

Deputy Freer told that preliminary information suggested the shooter was an ex-employee of the pancake house. Police have subsequently said they can not confirm this…

Gunman in Carson IHOP shooting connected to businesses in Tahoe, Stead


The partnership papers for the Mi Pueblo Markets LLC list Eduardo Sencion as the registered agent for the company and Gilberto Sencion Gonzalez and Israel Sencion Gonzalez as managing partners. The business has locations in South Lake Tahoe and Stead.

Gilberto Sencion Gonzalez, 46, who identified himself as Eduardo’s brother, said he arrived in South Lake Tahoe from Sacramento Tuesday afternoon to find the Mi Pueblo Market closed. He said he had just found out about the shootings…

National Guard sticker in the back window of the van…

KTVN reported the back window of the shooter’s van was shot out.

NOTE: Carmen T in comments says the above is not his facebook page.

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