Suspected gunman killed in Reno, Nevada: Shooter Was Firing from Elevated Position

Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada police have confirmed that the shooter in last night’s attack, who started firing from an elevated position into the streets of downtown Reno, has been killed by police.

The upscale Montage Apartments in Reno were on lockdown overnight as the suspected shooter barricaded himself inside. Local reports say he was firing out of the building from a balcony.

Most of Downtown Reno was on lockdown and police and local casino security were keeping people from leaving nearby casino-resorts.

Reno’s KOLO8 television reported that police were closing down multiple streets, writing on Twitter, “Active shooter call at the Montage in downtown Reno. Police are shutting down 2nd Avenue, 4th Avenue, Commercial Street, and Virginia Street.”

“Police confirm active shooter situation. Shooter was firing from an elevated position in the Montage in downtown Reno,” reported FOX11 journalist Bejamin Margiott on Twitter.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval released a statement via Twitter:

UPDATE 8:30 PM – Suspect in Custody. The area around the Montage will be closed to the public until further notice.

Police say the suspect continued to fire his weapon which required an immediate response from the Reno Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT teams. An official confirmed the shooter died following an exchange of gunfire between him and law enforcement officers.

Reno Local Errknee Garcia captured some of the initial gunfire on video via Facebook Live.

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