We drove up to Reno this afternoon, and driving up, we passed people stopped on the side of the road, and saw one guy laying on the ground. I thought it was a motorcycle accident or something, but didn't stop because several people were already stopped. Turns out it was a shooting. Thank God we weren't driving though around 5-10 minutes sooner... I may have been the good samaritan. Here is the story from the news station:
Northbound U.S. 395 in Washoe Valley is back open this evening after authorities had the lanes closed down for a shooting investigation.
Washoe County Sheriff's deputies say around 12:30 p.m., a Hispanic man shot and killed a man on U.S. 395 just north of the Bellvue Exit. Shortly after, a good Samaritan stopped to help the victim. Authorities say that's when the suspect shot that man as well, then fled the scene.
Within an hour and a half, officers found the suspect in bushes in the area. They say the man wasn't wearing any clothes.
Before being taken to the jail, the suspected was treated for minor cuts and bruises.
No names have been released.
Authorities say this investigation could be a lengthy one, as they determine why the suspect shot the first victim in the first place.
For much of the afternoon, northbound lanes of U.S. 395 were closed, and traffic was being diverted to Eastlake Boulevard. However, that caused traffic backups.
Count on Channel 2 News for continuing coverage of this shooting as more details are released by officers.