Stephen Paddock Owned Suite at Reno Shooting Site

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
November 29, 2017Newsshare
Stephen Paddock Owned Suite at Reno Shooting Site
(L) Stephen Paddock (R) scene of active shooting at a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

The man suspected of carrying out the Las Vegas shooting massacre in October owned a suite at the Reno condominium where a shooting took place this Tuesday, Fox News reported, citing the Associated Press.

A gunman fired shots for 20 minutes from the eighth floor of the Montage condominium in Reno, authorities say. There were no injuries reported.

The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded in a room. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he was killed by police gunfire or his own. No one else, including the hostage, was hurt.

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Police respond to an active shooter at a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

The gunman’s name has not been released. Robinson described him only as a young adult.

The luxury high-rise is surrounded by some of downtown Reno’s most popular casinos, and the gunfire eerily echoed that of the Las Vegas shooting two months earlier that killed dozens. But there were no reported injuries in Tuesday’s attack as the streets were nearly empty during the cold weeknight.

Stephen Paddock, the man who opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino onto an outdoor concert below, killing 58 people, had owned a unit at the Montage. Records show he sold the property in December 2016.

“When you heard it’s coming from above it reminds you of the guy shooting from Mandalay Bay,” said Mike Pavicich, who was in town on business from Las Vegas and was standing atop a parking garage at the neighboring Eldorado Resort Casino when the shots rang out.

“It’s scary, you know?” Pavicich told the Review-Journal. “This is the same kind of town.”

The building was once a casino itself before it was converted into luxury condos, according to its website.

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Police respond to an active shooter at a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.  (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Trooper Chris Kelley of the Nevada Highway Patrol told the Reno Gazette-Journal that shots were heard from the building for at least 20 minutes, and TV news reporters said they heard several shots after arriving, though the shots were sporadic, not constant.

Sixty-four-year-old Paddock reportedly modified an AR-15 to unload a stream of constant fire not unlike an automatic weapon in the attack at Las Vegas, which is 450 miles south of Reno.

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Law enforcement block downtown Reno, Nev., streets during an active shooter response at the Montage apartment building, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A suspect is in custody after opening fire for at least 20 minutes Tuesday night, but there are no reports of any injuries, authorities said. The shots were fired at the Montage, a building in downtown Reno where SWAT teams and news vans have gathered. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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