Witness describes terrifying ordeal at Nev. IHOP
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A woman who was inside a Nevada restaurant when a gunman opened fire says she and her family are lucky to be alive after the terrifying ordeal that included rapid gunfire, screaming and shattered glass.
Kathy Chaney was sitting with five relatives and a child she was caring for at the Carson City IHOP when she heard the "biggest and loudest pops" she'd ever heard.
The 50-year-old Dayton, Nev., woman says she put her hands to her ears and got under the table as the gunman rapidly fired dozens of shots.
The bullets shattered a glass partition that separated her family from a group of Nevada National Guard members who were shot. Chaney says if it hadn't been for that partition, she and her relatives "would have all been shot in the head."
Tuesday's shooting left four people and the shooter dead and injured seven others. Three of those killed were Guard members.