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Gunman goes on rampage in US diner

2011-09-07 08:06

Carson City - Authorities say a third National Guard member has died from injuries suffered in a rampage at a Nevada restaurant, bringing the death toll in the shooting to five.

Carson City sheriff Kenny Furlong said on Tuesday night that the Guard member, a woman, died at an area hospital.

Authorities say a man with an AK-47 assault rifle shot at a group of five uniformed National Guard members eating breakfast on Tuesday. Two other Guard members as well as another person were killed in the hail of gunfire.

The suspect, 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion of Carson City, also shot himself and later died at a hospital. Seven people were wounded in the attack in the state capital.

The gunman's motive was unclear, but once inside the restaurant, Sencion shot every uniformed service member.

Comments
  • Verbatim - 2011-09-07 08:54

    If he carried a AK with a standard 40 round magazine, he must be one pi$$ poor shot.

      Buzzbar - 2011-09-07 09:44

      The standard AK magazine holds 30 rounds...

      Mr Cyanide - 2011-09-07 10:31

      Standard Assault rifle pattern magazines consist of 30 rounds Beta Mags hold upwards of 75 rounds but are prone to jamming as a result of barrel overheating and warping. also... AK-47's tend to buck like mules when you fire them... they tend to knock out teeth if you don't shoulder it properly.

      Verbatim - 2011-09-07 10:52

      Specifications Weight 5.21 kg (11.5 lb) with empty magazine Length 870 mm (34 in) fixed wooden stock 875 mm (34.4 in) folding stock extended 645 mm (25.4 in) stock folded Barrel length 415 mm (16.3 in) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cartridge 7.62×39mm M43/M67 Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt Rate of fire 600 rounds/min Muzzle velocity 715 m/s (2,346 ft/s) Effective range 400 metres (440 yd) semi-automatic[4] 300 metres (330 yd) full automatic[4] Feed system 10, 20 , 30 , 40 or 75 -round detachable box and drum style magazine, also compatible with 40-round box or 75-round drum magazines from the RPK Sights Adjustable iron sights, 100–800 metre adjustments, 378 mm (14.9 in) sight radius

      handbanana - 2011-09-07 11:00

      Mr Cyanide, yes the AK-47 does get a lot of muzzle lift but not because of recoil, even a 9 year old boy in the Congo can fire off an AK-47 and still keep all his teeth...

      Verbatim - 2011-09-07 11:06

      @buzzbar - if the shooter had a underfolder ak like the romanian version, the 40 round mag would not have fit. But there are many variances on the weapon, but as far as i have it, the 40 round is shipped and used in most cases. I can be wrong of course, and if so, i apologise.

  • James - 2011-09-07 10:01

    That depends on what you consider 'standard'. 30, 40 or 75 rounds.

  • Verbatim - 2011-09-07 10:55

    The "standard" is what is most commonly used. You wont find "people" like this hauling a box full of ammo around so they would usually seek the middle ground when it comes to ease of handling vs maximum rounds available without reloading.

  • lakhan7 - 2011-09-07 11:42

    AKs, are assault rifles, their traditional purpose was not accuracy. Congo AKs, and the ones in Africa, are much smaller then the other ones. ( hence lil africa kiddies can shoot better ) ...Is the cost off living so stressful , that we ( with guns ) in-flicked harm on others? ...Is this a new type off terror - like the one that was see in Mumbai India a few years back? ...The why the manufacture off more weapons? ( job creation via life reduction )

      handbanana - 2011-09-07 12:46

      I have yet to see a mini AK-47 being produced by a Congolese arms manufacturer for children. lol, actually I have yet to see an African arms manufacturer outside of SA. No my friend, an AK-47 is an AK-47, you get one smaller variant called the AKs-74U that is basically a sub machine gun but all the AK-47's you've seen in the hands of young kids in Africa is the real original Soviet designed Chinese manufactured Kalashnikov AK-47's...

  • Nom-de-guerre - 2011-09-07 20:15

    Well done Eduardo!

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