Cops nabbed a gunman in downtown Reno on Tuesday, after announcing they were hunting an active shooter and sparking fears of another Las Vegas-style attack.
Reno police tweeted at 7:50 p.m. PST that they were dealing with a “possible active shooter” and urged everyone to steer clear of the area.
A half hour later, Reno cops announced: “Suspect in the shooting is detained. Thankfully no reports of injuries to citizens or officers or deputies.”
Las Vegas resident Mike Pavicich, in Reno for business, was walking in downtown when he heard shots – and immediately thought of last month’s mass shooting that killed 58.
“When you heard it’s coming from above it reminds you of the guy shooting from Mandalay Bay … it’s scary you know? This is the same kind of town,” Pavicich told the Reno Gazette Journal.
Back on Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay, killing dozens of fans below attending a country music concert.