There were reports of an active shooter in Reno, Nevada, police confirmed, but the situation is now over. “Reports of a possible active shooter on Downtown Reno. Please avoid the area. No confirmed injuries,” Reno police wrote on Twitter on the evening of November 28.
About 30 minutes later, Reno police indicated the situation was under control. “Suspect in the shooting in downtown is detained. Thankfully no reports of injuries to citizens or officers or deputies,” they wrote. It’s now been revealed that the suspect is dead. “Shots were fired by the suspect within the condo. The suspect was shot by police and died on the way to a hospital,” reported KOLO8-TV.
According to KOLO8-TV, police say “the shooter is barricaded inside the Montage and has at least one hostage. There are no reports of injuries to civilians or police.” The Montage is a condominium complex.
“Police confirm active shooter situation. Shooter was firing from an elevated position in the Montage in downtown Reno,” reported journalist Bejamin Margiott on Twitter. A local journalist reported hearing at least six shots.
Reports of a gunman firing from an elevated position obviously brings back memories of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas in which Stephen Paddock took the lives of 58 people and injured hundreds more. However, so far it doesn’t appear that the Reno gunman had struck anybody as news broke out of the shooting on November 28, 2017. The situation was obviously frightening and still unfolding, however.
KRNV-TV reported, “Heavy law enforcement presence still in place at Montage apartments in downtown Reno. News 4’s @BenMargiott reports hearing gunshots, N. Virginia closed.” Videos from the scene showed a massive law enforcement response.
KOLO8 television reported that police were closing down multiple streets, writing, “Active shooter call at the Montage in downtown Reno. Police are shutting down 2nd Avenue, 4th Avenue, Commercial Street, and Virginia Street.” The shooting location is in downtown Reno, Nevada, and the public was advised to stay away from the scene.