Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Active Shooter

October 05, 2011
Print Comment RSS

Sheriff: Gun in IHOP shooting illegally altered

A Chinese-made version of an AK-47 was professionally altered to work as an illegal automatic weapon

Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Authorities have identified the weapon used in a deadly rampage at a Nevada IHOP restaurant as a legal, Chinese-made version of an AK-47 that was professionally altered to work as an illegal automatic weapon.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said Wednesday the shooter's mental health history has no bearing on the firearms investigation because Nevada law allows the private sale of weapons without background checks.

Eduardo Sencion used the weapon Sept. 6 to gun down 11 people, killing four before taking his own life.

The gun was last sold by a private party in California to an unknown buyer more than five years ago. Investigators are still trying to trace the source of the alterations.

Authorities have said Sencion was hospitalized for mental health issues as an adult.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample