The shooting took place approximately four miles from the National Guard's state headquarters. April Conway, spokesperson for the Nevada National Guard, says they are deeply saddened and said that security has now been heightened.
"The loss of any guardsmen whether it be a soldier or an airman or any person in the military is a loss and we feel it the same no matter what the circumstances under which they died," Conway said. "We did raise our security measures this morning at our guard facilities ... that's not an uncommon procedure but it is standard protocol when something happens with our guard members."
In a statement posted on its corporate website, IHOP says the details of the shooting rampage at one of their Nevada restaurants are still unfolding. The company is calling it a senseless shooting. Jean Birch, the president of IHOP, was in Carson City this afternoon.
"We are here and we grieve with the victims and their families and their friends and for all those who are touched by the tragedy," Birch said.