RENO, Nev. -- Nevada football players were at a Halloween
party where three people were shot to death and a Wolf Pack
basketball player was hurt in a fight there but was treated and
released from the hospital, school officials said Monday.
Two 19-year-old suspects have been arrested in connection with
the fatal shootings after a fight erupted at the party at a
residence in an upscale southwest Reno home early Sunday, police
Charles C. Kelly, 21, Truckee, Calif., was identified Monday as
one of the victims. The names of the other two 23-year-old victims
were released earlier, Derek Jensen of Reno and Nathan Viljoen of
Police Lt. Robert McDonald said a preliminary investigation
determined the gunshots were fired after a shoving match over
people bumping into each other on the dance floor.
University officials confirmed Monday that Tyrone Hanson, a
sophomore forward on the Wolf Pack basketball team, was at the
party and was injured during a fight. He was treated and released
from a Reno hospital, said Rhonda Lundin, director of media
services for the athletic department.
Nevada football coach Chris Ault told the Reno Gazette-Journal
that some of his players also attended the party but he did not
believe any had been involved in the fight or shooting.
Ault said his players are held to a code of conduct but he
didn't believe any players had violated the code and no
disciplinary action was expected.
"They are allowed to go to a party," he told the newspaper on
Two 19-year-old suspects, Samisone Taukitoku and Saili Manu,
were arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon
and brandishing a firearm. Their bail was set at $500,000 each.
About 75 young people, some wearing costumes, were in attendance
at the time, investigators said.