Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, 1st Sgt. Roger Wheeler sent a text message to his co-worker and friend Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney.
"Please respond to me," he wrote.
But he knew she wouldn't. She was one of four people killed and seven injured during a shooting rampage that morning at Carson City's IHOP that ended when gunman Eduardo Sencion, 32, turned the gun on himself.
"I don't know why I did that," Wheeler said Thursday. "You just can't believe it."
Of Sencion's 11 victims, five were members of the Nevada National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters unit in Carson City. Three …