Wednesday, September 7, 2011

IHOP Shootings: Deceased Named

35-year-old Major Heath Kelly of Reno.
38-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Christian Riege of Carson City
31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney of Reno

“Yesterday our town was shocked to the core,” Furlong said during a morning news conference.

He identified the five people killed as Major Heath Kelly, Sgt. First Class Christian Riege, Sgt. First Class Miranda McElniney and Florence Donavan Gunderson[her husband was wounded...ed], the only civilian.

Also killed was the shooter, Eduardo Sencion, 32, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The three Nevada National Guard members were had been active in their fields, said Gen. Bill Burks.

Major Kelly of Reno was a decorated field officer who was a student of military history, Burks said.

Between 2004 to 2005 Kelly was on active duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq. He then joined the Nevada Guard, where besides being the joint forces unit commander, was a federal technician who worked at the Guard.

"All of the soldiers knew about his past in Iraq, but while he could be very serious, he also joked with you and told anecdotes," Studenicka said. "He was a Major with a difficult job of being in charge of more than 100 soldiers, training and preparing them for future deployments. He had a huge job."

Riege of Carson City had been with the U.S. Navy before joining the Guard, and had served in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010.

McElniney of Reno had served soldiers in the medical, dental and human resources areas for more than 13 years, he said. She also owned a small baking company and was known for providing cupcakes for her coworkers.
RIP heroes, our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the fallen..sigh

We also pray for a speedy and complete recovery for those wounded.

Carson City IHOP Shooting: Natl. Guard Targeted? (Updated/Bumped) Shooter Identified

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