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RENO — A shooting at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on Tuesday prompted a flurry of Twitter activity from witnesses, journalists and community members that reflected tones of both shock and sadness.


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Reports of the shooting appeared shortly after 2 p.m., as officials from Renown Health and the University of Nevada-Reno Police Services used their social media accounts to confirm details of the shooting to the public.

Throughout the day, the accounts were updated with information that included how many were injured or dead, street closures and details of the lockdown at the facility that followed the shootings.

In addition to the official updates, those who were stranded inside the hospital during the lockdown, such as state Sen. Debbie Smith, used their accounts to post live updates.

In the wake of the Arapahoe High School shooting in Colorado, which occurred less than a week earlier, many also took to their Twitter accounts to express their shock and confusion over how another shooting could occur so soon after it.

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    • Joe Polito

      Hey Kit, look up the statistics, FAR MORE people are shot and killed here in America than in Mexico. Between 2006 and 2011, 11,000 people were killed this way in Mexico. That's still less than one year in America. You sound biased against Mexico and/or xenophobic.

  • Joe Polito

    I love the comment: "….shooting draws expression of shock……..". you've got to be kidding me!!! This is an EVERYDAY occurrence!!! Puh-lease!!! Stop with the American way of ; "Oh my, that is just awful, I can't BELIEVE that person did that"! Live by the sword, die by the sword. We have a GUN FETISH is this country. Like I've always said: Guns are for hunters, collectors and pussies". Guess which one this guy was??