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IHOP SHOOTING: Carson City's National Guard unit loses key players

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 …

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