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Gunman surrenders after Walmart siege

Oct. 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM   |   Comments

RENO, Nev., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Walmart employee in Reno, Nev., walked into a store Friday armed with a handgun and wounded three co-workers, police said.

John Dennis Gillane, 45, surrendered after spending several hours in the building, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts said Gillane would be charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Lt. Mohammad Rafaqat said the shootings were reported at about 8:30 a.m. Police quickly surrounded the store and split into teams to evacuate the building, remove the injured, and find and arrest the shooter.

By 12:30 p.m. officers had Gillane trapped in one corner of the building, Rafaqat said. He surrendered 2 hours later after extensive negotiations.

One of the three wounded employees had been released from the hospital by late afternoon. Rafaqat said a second was reported to be in critical but stable condition and a third in serious condition.

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