Gunman opens fire in a Reno Walmart, injures 3

Police are negotiating with the man who began shooting this morning and is still holed up inside the store



Martin Griffith
October 30, 2010 1:31AM (UTC)

Police say they believe a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart store where he worked in Nevada was about to be fired.

The man remains holed up Friday in the back of the Reno store where three workers were wounded early Friday.

Police identified the man as 45-year-old John Dennis Gillane.

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Reno Deputy Police Chief Mike Whan says it is his understanding Gillane was about to be terminated. He says police have not established a motive for the shooting but suspect it was related to the termination.

Whan also says police negotiators have established contact with Gillane by telephone and are trying to persuade him to surrender.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Police say they believe a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart store where he worked in Nevada was about to be fired.

The man remains holed up Friday in the back of the Reno store where three workers were wounded early Friday.

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Police identified the man as 45-year-old John Dennis Gillane.

Reno Deputy Police Chief Mike Whan says it is his understanding Gillane was about to be terminated. He says police have not established a motive for the shooting but suspect it was related to the termination.

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Whan also says police negotiators have established contact with Gillane by telephone and are trying to persuade him to surrender.


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