Sheriff's department personnel heard gunshots as they arrived on scene and began to evacuate the building.
Sheriff Pope said the suspected shooter then hid in a room within the brothel.
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A crisis negotiation team and multiple other tactical teams were called in to assist with the barricaded employee.
Deputies attempted to talk to the suspect over a loudspeaker in an effort to convince her to exit the building with her hands up.
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Carson Now news reported the female employee surrendered to authorities around 12:30 a.m. without incident.
It is unknown how many people were inside the brothel during the shooting. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong told News 4-Fox 11 that no one was injured.
The Moonlite Bunny Ranch was owned by Dennis Hof before his death in 2018. It was featured in the HBO series 'Cathouse.'