Reno WalMart Shooting: Kietzke Lane Walmart, 3 Shot (Map)
Police Are Responding to a Shooting Inside the Kietzke Lane Walmart in Reno Nevada
Update: 2:59pm PT
John Dennis Gillane has now surrendered to police after two hours of negotiations. Police said he was taken into custody peacefully and will now be booked on three counts of attempted murder. Police did not say how many shots were fired or if Gillane made any demands before surrendering, but they considered the operation to have had a successful outcome.
Update: 2:20pm PT
The shooter has been identified as John Dennis Gillane, 45, but he is still holed up inside the store on the north side of the building. It is completely secure and there are no hostages or employees left inside. One shooting victim is in serious condition, and one is in serious but stable condition; the third has been released from hospital.
The gurney was only taken into th store as a precaution.
Update: 1:46pm PT
Police are expected to brief the media soon, but it appears that the shooter is an employee of the Walmart, but his name has not been released. Police have now entered the store and a gurney was seen being taken into the 'Home and Living' entrance.
The following statement was posted on the Walmart corporate site:
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time this morning an associate came into one of our Reno, Nevada stores and shot three other associates, one critically. The three injured associates have been taken to the hospital and the prognosis is good for all of them. The store has been evacuated and we are working closely with law enforcement to resolve the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with our store associates, customers and others in the community there during such a traumatic time.
Update: 12:43pm PT
Tactical teams are now preparing to negotiate with the shooter, and police have released more information about the victims, saying one is a manager and one is critically injured, but it is not known if that is the same person.
Update: 12:07pm PT
There has been no dialogue so far between the shooter and police, but they believe he is the only one remaining in the store. They do not know his motive for the shooting, but they have confirmed that he fired in the direction of some employees when he entered the store.
According to the Reno-Gazette Journal, the alleged shooter is still inside the Walmart and has holed up inside a corner office in the building. Police are SWAT are currently trying to negotiate with him after he shot three people inside the store this morning.
He reportedly walked into the store at about 8:30am with a small caliber handgun and shot three employees who have now been transported to hospital. It is not known at this time who he shot, although there are rumors one may have been a store manager.
The shooter's identity has not been revealed.
Jimmy Moses, who is in the parking lot with his toddler, said he dropped his wife off for her first day of work at Wal-Mart this morning.
Moses, who is communicating with his wife by cell phone, said all of the employees have been put on a bus and are sitting in the Sports Authority Parking lot.
The employees are being checked on a roster to determine if anyone is missing or still inside the Walmart.
We will stay up to date on this story and update when more information becomes available.