Montage Building
Police cars are seen near the scene of a shooting in Reno, Nevada, in this picture taken obtained by Reuters from social media, Nov. 28, 2017. Reuters/ Thomas J Riddle

The high rise building in downtown Reno, Nevada, from where a gunman fired multiple shots Tuesday evening, was once home to Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the Las Vegas massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Police said no civilians were injured in the shooting, and the gunman was neutralized.

However, the sight of a gunman open firing at the street from the eight floor of the Montage building in Reno around 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EST) reminded many of the terror unleashed by Paddock from the Mandalay Bay hotel on concertgoers at Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1.

Mike Pavicich, a civilian who was standing on a parking garage at the neighboring Eldorado Resort Casino in Las Vegas when Paddock’s went on a rampage, killing over 58 people and injuring 500 more, said that Tuesday’s shooting in Reno gave him the chills, although the incident was not nearly as catastrophic.

"When you heard it's coming from above it reminds you of the guy shooting from Mandalay Bay," Pavicich said. “It's scary, you know? This is the same kind of town."

However, as it turns out, the Nevada shooting bore more than just a resemblance to the Las Vegas shooting. The perpetrator of the Las Vegas massacre was once associated with the site from where the Reno shooter was firing.

According to New York Daily News, Paddock who took his own life when police barged into his perch in the Mandalay hotel, owned a unit at the Montage building. Paddock sold the unit in question in December 2016, records show.

No civilian was harmed in the Reno shooting, which lasted for 20 minutes, since the street below, which the shooter targeted, was empty at the time.

Gamblers at nearby casinos heard the gunshots echoing down Sierra Street. Residents of the building also could feel the shots vibrate through the windows and walls of the building.

The motive behind the shooting has not been established by investigators or whether the shooter had any specific targets in mind. The shooter was fatally shot by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office SWAT team that descended on the floor.

A woman was being held hostage by the suspect in the condo from where he was shooting, police said.

The police escorted the severely shocked woman out of the condo after threat of the shooter was neutralized.

“She’s obviously traumatized and shaken up,” Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson said.

The name and identity of the shooter has not been revealed by the police, except that he was a man in his 20s. The suspect died on the way to the hospital, ABC affiliate KOLO TV reported.

Police cars and ambulances lined the streets near Montage building for hours during the incident, pictures of which were circulated on Twitter by witnesses on the scene.

The Reno police kept the city residents updated of the shooting as it unfolded through their social media page.