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3rd National Guard member dies after Carson City IHOP rampage

September 6, 2011 | 10:43 pm

Police investigate outside the scene of the shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev.
A third National Guard member has died following the shooting rampage inside an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., authorities said late Tuesday.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said the third Guard member, a woman, died at an area hospital, the Associated Press reported.

Her death brought the toll to five in Tuesday morning’s shootings: three members of the National Guard, a civilian woman in the restaurant, and the gunman, who took his own life. Seven others were wounded.

Authorities identified the gunman as Eduardo Sencion, 32, of Carson City. They say he entered the restaurant about 9 a.m., went to the back where five uniformed National Guard members were eating breakfast, and began firing, hitting all five.

The man’s motive was unclear. Interviews with Sencion’s family suggest he was mentally unstable.  He had no criminal history, was not a member of the military and had no connection to the diners at the restaurant, Furlong said.


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Photo: Police investigate the outside the scene of the shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday. A gunman with an assault rifle opened fire inside, killing four people. He later took his own life. Credit: David B. Parker / AP / The Reno Gazette Journal