Shooting at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks

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Updated: 9/24/2011 3:42 am
3:40am: ( & KRNV) Sparks, Nev. - Sparks Police have not released any new information on the shooting.  News 4 will be working to uncover more information, and will have more information when Sparks Police release new information this shooting.

Inside John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks after shooting
Inside John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks after shooting
12:35am: ( & KRNV) Sparks, Nev. - News 4 has been able to reach Nugget security officers by phone, but they are not allowed to give any information regarding the situation.

In 2002, three people were killed in a biker shooting at the Harrah's Laughlin Casino.

At that time, CNN reported the shooting in 2002 was called the the worst shooting incident in the history of Nevada casino according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

Blood on the floor after Nugget shooting
Blood on the floor after Nugget shooting
( & KRNV) Sparks, Nev. - Sparks Police confirm to News 4 there is a shooting inside the Nugget Casino in Sparks.

Witnesses on scene tell News 4 at least 20 shots were fired and at least one person was hit.  There are reports of at least one person being killed in the shooting from Nugget employees, but police have not been able to confirm that information.  

Witnesses and police tell News 4 a fight involving Hell's Angels and Vagos bikers broke-out in the casino earlier in the day and they believe the shooting may be connected to that fight.

The Nugget has been blocked off and Nugget employees are reportedly being held inside of the building.  The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is asking people to stay away from the Nugget for the time being.

News 4 has a crew on scene.

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raidertazbrat - 9/26/2011 8:47 AM
2 Votes
The Man Killed was a very loyal and good friend to all that knew him. He was Good People and will be forever missed. Just cause he was a biker doesnt mean he was a bad person. He was a son, a father and a great friend to many. Not all bikers are bad people and this one would give you the shirt off his back if you asked. So Please stop all the trash talking and grow up. RIP Jethro!

shera070 - 9/26/2011 7:35 AM
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Ps for the record being there I saw way more vagos than hells angels.

shera070 - 9/26/2011 7:26 AM
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comment for user name neuman Uh really!!!! bikers wont pull over to help motorist that is broken down , " hello anyone that drive's a car dont pull over for other broken down motorist either for safety reasons". Oh and hello not many bikers have tools or jumper cable's either. Also there are many cars that are to loud to. OK SEE THIS IS WHAT IM SAYING IGNORANCE AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOUR SAYING. I was at the nugget as a guest from out of state and for this bad tragedy PLEASE DONT RUIN IT FOR ALL OF US OR PUT A MARKING OVER OUR HEADS THAT WE ALL ARE BAD GROW UP AND NO THE FACTS. People and there negative "nancy" attitudes that speak what they dont know.

sholley65 - 9/25/2011 9:52 PM
1 Vote
Good Grief People!!! Human beings are human!! We ARE ALL THE SAME!!! Someone I KNOW DIED!! over WHAT?????!!!! Shut the hell up about "bikers" it is pathetic to label anyone for what they like to do- ride bikes, skateboards, surfboards, other men-WHAT EVER! It is NONE of your negative energy business. This is a grown up game of what kids did in 7th grade. It is freakin stupid. Street Vibrations use to be SOOOO FUN!! Bad people ruin the world. Mean people SUCK. I will miss this important human being so will many many others......

shera070 - 9/25/2011 8:11 PM
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Ok look there is bad and good in all people don't think all bikers are bad they have children , wifes, grandkids and jobs. To many people on here are blaming all bikers come on don't speak what you dont know. Unfortunatley I was there as a visitor out of state me and other family members and yes we were upset like you this happened at the hotel we stayed at. I think what we need to do here is Not let any patch clubs in and use metal detectors and just like everywhere else that holds big concerts or events period. I hope people quit " stating all bikers " please dont speak what you dont know.

neuman - 9/25/2011 2:35 PM
2 Votes
first off, a biker is not going to pull over to offer help to a car that is broken down. secondly, these idiots with pipes that can do permanent damage to your hearing if you are too close when they decide to open up are nothing but a pain in the ass for all of us residents. completely unconcerned with causing endless noise at all hours of the day or night. i would say every other biker riding up and down west/1st street intersection during this was gunning the pipes for no other reason than to look cool, so they think. i had to leave town for the weekend. i pay rent and live here. why cant you just ride around with the loud pipes? why do you have to force everyone else to suffer because you want to gun them constantly? inconsiderate and yes, i know you think its funny. i have been a motorcyclist for over 25 years and have never needed pipes to save me from an accident- so drop that one.

LoreHines - 9/24/2011 8:03 PM
0 Votes
C'mon people....We've already had enough tradgedy, don't come to our town to commit your crimes! GROW UP!!!!!!

LoreHines - 9/24/2011 7:52 PM
0 Votes
Bad things happen in threes so to speak,......I hope and pray for Northern Nevada to get a break from all of the evil and disaster that seems to be continuous, week after week! It has been almost one month of media frenzy!

norby - 9/24/2011 3:55 PM
2 Votes
Here's what the police aren't telling the public. The victim in last nights shooting was the PRESIDENT of the Hells Angels, killed by a member of the mexican biker gang. The chances of retaliation are VERY high.

donihig - 9/24/2011 2:58 PM
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My children were raised on and around bikers. Please do not think that we are all the same As with everything there are few that make us all look bad. I will not be taking my grandchildren to this event anymore because of THOSE BIKERS!!!!!!!!!!!

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