Shots Fired in Downtown Reno, Nevada

November 29, 2017 Last Updated: November 29, 2017

Police detained an active shooting suspect after shots were reportedly fired in downtown Reno, Nevada, on Tuesday night, according to local reports.

The shots were fired near luxury apartments downtown, KTNV reported. There are no reports of any injuries, officials said.

Reno Police tweeted on Tuesday night that the suspect was detained.

“No further threat downtown. Please continue to avoid the area while first responders continue on scene. Thank you for your cooperation,” Reno Police wrote.

Officials said that a suspect shot from an “elevated position” inside The Montage, and there was a female hostage inside the room during the shooting, the report stated, The Associated Press reported.

The hostage was removed from the room and is safe now, officials said.

Trooper Chris Kelley of the Nevada Highway Patrol told the Reno Gazette-Journal that gunfire was heard for approximately 20 minutes, AP reported.

Police are at the scene at Sierra Street and Commercial Row, News4 reported. The downtown area was effectively placed on lockdown as police amassed. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

News4 also reported that people in the “casinos were allowed to leave the buildings and walk around downtown” by approximately 9 p.m. local time.

The incident comes nearly two months after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of people from a hotel room, killing 58 and wounding more than 500 in nearby Las Vegas.

“When you heard it’s coming from above it reminds you of the guy shooting from Mandalay Bay,” said Mike Pavicich, a witness, who was in Reno, according to WRAL.

“It’s scary, you know?” Pavicich was quoted as saying. “This is the same kind of town.”