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Neighbors Witness Officer-Involved Shooting in Sparks

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Reno Police are still investigating what lead to a shooting involving Sparks Police and a woman, living in a house on Woodhaven Lane.

The shooting happened a little before 2:30pm, Sunday.

Edward Aguilar works the night shift and was sleeping, just a few doors down. "I was woken up by two loud bangs. Really loud though. It sounded like it was happening right here."

Aguilar says he went outside to make sure his family was safe. Luckily, they were running an errand. That's when he noticed the police officers with their weapons drawn. "And I heard a lot of screaming so I looked that direction over there and that's when I saw the lady. I would say she's a white female, about 53 years old with a gun to her head."

He says he could never imagine what happened next. "There was another, at this time, with her hands up, going back to the house across the street, and the lady that had the gun shot her. Boom. Just shot her."

That's when he says police fired at the woman -- saying they shot about eight or nine rounds, hitting her at least five times. "They had no choice...It could have been them. She could have just shot, bam bam bam, killed two people and then you retaliate. Once she shot that individual, you can't wait 'til she shoots her again. They had no choice."

While this incident did end with bloodshed, Aguilar says it could have been even worse."I was terrified. To be honest with you, I was more scared for my family. I just didn't want them to come this way."

Another neighbor tells us he knows both of the women involved -- saying the victim is the shooter's daughter. But, police haven't confirmed that for us yet.

We've been trying to get more information from the Reno Police Department all day.

So far, they're not commenting on the investigation - or the conditions of the women involved.

Written by Paul Nelson

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