Carson City, Nevada faced tragedy on September 6th as a gunman went on a rampage at the South Carson City IHOP restaurant. In the aftermath four victims were dead and seven more were injured. The gunman was also dead, killed by his own hand.
In an email released by the Carson City Sheriff's Office this morning Sheriff Ken Furlong discussed the weapon that was used by the shooter, Eduardo Sencion.
During the rampage Sencion used a Chinese version of the Russian made AK47, the Norinco Mak 90. This weapon Furlong stated is manufactured as a semi-automatic sport rifle firing 7.62mm or 5.56mm ammunition. Sencion used 7.62mm ammunition firing about 60 rounds at the scene. Investigators found 16 magazines at the scene, one being emptied. Each magazine holds 30 rounds.
Near Sencion's body law enforcement located an .38 caliber revolver pistol and semi-automatic assult rifle. Within the vehicle used by Sencion that morning an additional pistol and semi-automatic assault rifle were located. The weapons were seized by Sheriff's Deputies and ATF agents at the scene.
The Norinco Mak 90 was last sold by a private party in California to an unknown buyer 5 years ago. After that buy the weapon was altered by what the ATF describes as professional gunsmithed by and unknown person. It is legal to have a Norinco Mak 90 in its manufactured state in Nevada.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the background of the weapons used by Sencion and where Sencion obtained them.
Carson City Sheriff's and ATF agents continue to investigate the IHOP Shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Detective Division, at 887-2500.