For Immediate Release
PR #:1900074
Date Issued:Aug 06, 2019 - 12:58pm

Sheriff's Office seeks information about shots fired into driveway of a Galena area home

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to locate the suspect or suspects involved in a shooting into a residence that occurred late Sunday night in the Galena area.  

The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Deputies were contacted by the home’s residents on Monday and located evidence of several shots fired, causing damage to a garage door and vehicles parked in the driveway. There were no injuries.

The only suspect information investigators have at this time is that the suspect, or suspects, were driving a dark colored SUV. Detectives are asking that anyone who may have seen something, or know of any information that may assist with this investigation, contact the Washoe County Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, refer to case WC19-4111.

Detectives continue to investigate similar incidences that occurred in the south Reno/Mt Rose. Highway area in December of last year and earlier this year. At this time, it is unknown if any of these incidents are related.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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