200 remember victims of deadly IHOP shooting in NV

200 remember victims of deadly IHOP shooting in NV

CREATED Sep. 1, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- About 200 people gathered for a memorial ceremony to remember the victims of last year's deadly shooting at a Carson City IHOP restaurant.

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell dedicated a tree and marble obelisk in memory of the victims during the ceremony Friday night at Mills Park.

Sheriff Ken Furlong praised the community for its support, saying the shooting brought out the worst and best of humanity.

On Sept. 6, 2011, 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion walked into the IHOP and opened fire with an automatic assault weapon, killing four and injuring eight others before turning the gun on himself.

While three members of the Nevada National Guard were killed, no motive was established for Sencion, who suffered from mental illness.

Two Guard members injured in the attack attended Friday's ceremony.