Man Opens Fire From Nevada High-Rise

Gunman shot from building where Paddock once lived
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 29, 2017 4:32 AM CST
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)
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(Newser) – A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below Tuesday night, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage, Reno police Deputy Chief Tom Robinson told reporters. It wasn't immediately clear whether he was killed by police gunfire or his own, the AP reports. No one else, including the hostage, was hurt. 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 brought eerie echoes of the Las Vegas shooting two months earlier that killed 58. But there were no reported injuries in Tuesday's attack as the streets were mostly empty on a 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, once 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. "It's scary, you know?"

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