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RENO, Nev. (USA TODAY/AP) --Multiple shots were fired Tuesday at a Reno medical facility, leaving two people dead and two injured, according to police.

The shootings happened at the Renown Regional Medical Center campus, said Reno Police Dept. Sgt. Albert Snovert.

Reno Police Department Deputy Chief Tom Robinson said one of the deceased is the shooter.

"We have two people confirmed deceased in the building, two others injured," Robinson said. The shooter died of a self-inflicted gun shot, he said.

Reno police say the suspect entered the Center for Advanced Medicine at Renown at about 2:45 p.m. local time with at least one firearm and began shooting. Within minutes, he turned the gun on himself before 3 p.m.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Gail Powell said one of the wounded is a doctor but she had no more information about the identity of the victims or the gunman, the type of weapon or a motive for the attack.

Renown spokeswoman Angela Rambo said the shooting took place in the Center for Advanced Medicine B.

"We do have two victims being treated here," she said.

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Reno resident Daranda Cone was on her way to a doctor's appointment at Renown when the shooting occurred.

"I saw this woman with blood all over her being rushed past me to the ER," Cone said.


Nevada state Sen. Debbie Smith of Sparks was at the Renown campus for a meeting at the time of the shooting and was holed up in a building on the northwest side of the campus.

"I'm in the building across from the parking lot, they won't let anybody out," Smith said by phone as the incident unraveled. "They told me I should plan on staying in here for an hour."

John Reid sped to Renown after his wife, Carlotta, who works in the urology department, called him after hearing shots fired.

"She was in pure panic," Reid said.

Contributing: , Martha Bellisle and Brian Duggan of the Gazette-Journal; The Associated Press

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