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article imageSeveral people shot at Carson City iHop restaurant Special

By KJ Mullins     Sep 6, 2011 in Crime
Carson - There are reports that several people were gunned down this morning at the International House of Pancakes in Carson City, Nevada just after 9 a.m. local time.
KTVN is reporting that the shooter is one of those who were shoot this morning at the diner in the 3800 block of South Carson Street.
My News 4 is reporting that businesses close to the incident have been put on lock down.
The Reno-Gazette reports that several ambulances and an air ambulance have been sent to the scene. At least one victim has been flown to hospital from the scene.
Victims are being taken to hospitals in Carson City and Reno.
Traffic is backed up for miles on South Carson Street.
Chief Jack Freer of the Carson City Sheriff's Department said during a phone interview that at least 14 people, including the victim have been shot.
"At 8:58 we received a call saying there was a subject at the iHop on South Carson Street with a weapon. Another call came in at 9:00 a.m. saying that there were five victims at the scene," Chief Freer said of this morning's incident.
Freer said that the suspect is thought to be a former employee. The suspect shot four to five people in the parking lot and up to nine people inside the diner.
The shooter fled from the scene and was found a short distance away. Reports have come in that the shooter is down and a request for the coroner has been sent.
Four or five of the victims are in critical condition.
All of the victims are at hospital.
UPDATE: Chief Jack Freer said that the suspect shot himself and was dead at the scene.
"Law enforcement did not fire any bullets at the scene," Freer said.
At this time seven victims are in surgery. One victim was pronounced dead at arrival at a Carson City hospital. Freer will update Digital Journal when more is known.
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