On Tuesday at about 10 p.m., Reno police officers responded to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center on the report of a victim with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived and determined that the victim had been shot once in the chest while at Mira Loma Park.
Officers met with friends of the victim, who said that at about 9 p.m., they were all sitting in the park near the tennis courts when they saw a fight break out not far from where they were sitting. The friends said three shots were fired during the fight and a stray bullet hit the victim. The friends said they fled the park and took the victim to the hospital.
Police reported that the victim, a 19-year-old resident of south Reno, currently is recovering at Saint Mary’s from the non-life-threatening injury.
The investigation is ongoing. The only description officers received of the suspect were that several Hispanic males were involved in the fight at the park.
If anyone has information relevant to this case, they are asked to contact the Reno Police Department Robbery and Homicide Unit at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900. Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and and prosecution of the suspects in this shooting.