CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada National Guard held a private memorial in Carson City yesterday to remember three colleagues killed in the worst mass shooting in the capital’s history.
Those honored were Major Heath Kelly, Sergeant First Class Miranda McElhiney, and Sergeant First Class Christian Riege, who was promoted to the rank of master sergeant posthumously.
The three were killed when Eduardo Sencion, 32, stormed an
One other person died in the eight-minute rampage: Florence Donovan-Gunderson, 67, of South Lake Tahoe. Her husband, retired Marine Wally Gunderson, and two Guard members were among the injured.
Private funerals were held over the weekend for Kelly, 35, and McElhiney, 31.
The loss of the guardsmen took an emotional toll on Nevada’s military community. Extra military chaplains from California and Utah were brought in to help, said Major April Conway.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Sencion had a history of mental health problems and had been on long-term medication, but had no criminal history.