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Suspected Nevada High-Rise Gunman Dead, Hostage Safe

There were no reported injuries after the gunman opened fire on mostly empty streets, but it brought eerie echoes of the Las Vegas shooting two months earlier

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    Gunman Who Opened Fire From Reno High-Rise Dead

    Authorities said a gunman opened fire from a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nevada, and he was later killed after a shootout with police. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017)

    A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below, authorities said. 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. 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 dozens. But there were no reported injuries in Tuesday's attack as the streets were mostly empty on a cold weeknight.

    Las Vegas Strip Dims for Shooting Victims

    [NATL]Las Vegas Strip Dims for Shooting Victims

    The iconic Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights exactly one week after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival to commemorate and honor the 58 people who died during the attack. 

    (Published Monday, Oct. 9, 2017)

    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.

    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 modified an AR-15 to lose a stream of constant bullets like an automatic weapon in the attack at Las Vegas, which is 450 miles (724 kilometers) south.

    Audio Captures Moment Vegas Engineer Was Shot At

    [NATL] Audio Captures Moment Mandalay Bay Hotel Engineer Was Shot At

    Audio released by MGM Resorts shows the moment a Mandalay Bay Hotel engineer was shot at by Stephen Paddock, just minutes before Paddock gunned down 58 people and wounded hundreds of other people during the 91 Route Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)