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Reno gang unit joins investigation into 2 killings near Reno

August 21, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have stepped up patrols in a Sun Valley neighborhood north of Reno where the regional gang unit has joined an investigation into the killing of two teens and shooting of a third.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Harmon said Tuesday it’s too early to confirm whether Sunday’s double homicide was gang related.

The male teenager who survived has been released from the hospital. The shooting killed 18-year-old Erik Garcia-Holstone of Sparks and a 15-year-old juvenile whose name hasn’t been released.

Harmon says there was at least one large gathering in the area at the time of the shooting outside a residence and detectives are interviewing numerous witnesses.

They say someone took Garcia-Holstone to a nearby fire station before he was transported to a local hospital where he died.

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