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Update: Was the IHOP Gunman Strategically Targeting National Guardsmen?

As the details unfold surrounding Tuesday's tragic shootings at a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP restaurant, some are wondering if the gunman behind the attacks was strategically targeting National Guardsmen. Earlier this afternoon, RGJ.com reported the following: "Five of the nine people shot at the Carson City IHOP this morning were Nevada National Guard members."

In sum, three people were murdered and six were wounded in the attack. The suspect, who hasn't been identified, apparently acted alone and died at a hospital in Reno, officials said. Currently, authorities aren't saying whether the attack targeted the Guard members, who were uniformed while meeting at the restaurant in a strip mall on Carson City's main street.

One of the deceased military members was a man; the other was a woman, authorities said. Below, watch an MSNBC interview in which this subject -- strategic targeting -- is briefly explored:

Here's a news report from KCRA that explains the situation, in detail:

Stay tuned for more details as this story progresses. View the original report here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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