RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - On Monday October 21st a 12 year-old brought a gun to Sparks Middle School, he shot three and then himself. There are still many unanswered questions about the incident. In an interview with the parents of the shooter News 4 tried to answer some of them, including how did the Sparks Middle School Shooter get the Gun?
Jose and Liliana Reyes had just recently moved into a new apartment complex a few weeks before the shootings. They do own a gun and it was that gun their son used when he opened fire, killing a teacher, himself, and wounding two fellow students.
A key question in all of this is how did a 12-year-old Middle School Student get his hands on a weapon? Jose Reyes Senior said “Above the fridge two shelves. That’s where my wife put it... not locked, just in their cases.”
Jose and Liliana say they didn't even know that their son knew where the gun was, but he managed to find it. And that is now part of the ongoing police investigation. Jose and Liliana could face criminal charges for failing to lock up that gun.
But Jose said “I don't even have time to think about that right now.” Sparks Police won't release any details about their ongoing investigation. Jose says he's focused instead on moving forward and being there for his wife and their two young daughters.
They want people to know how sorry they are for what has happened.
“This could happen to anyone. We just want people to know we're a family. We tried to raise our kids the right way.”