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Dead gunman who opened fire, wounded two at medical facility identified

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FRIDAY 9:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The deceased suspect has been identified as 50-year-old Las Vegas resident Chad Broderick. His official cause and manner of death are pending, says the Clark County coroner.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Officers are investigating a deadly shooting in the west valley.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting was reported on Thursday at a medical facility in the 300 block of North Buffalo Drive near Summerlin Parkway.

Initial reports indicated that a man had fired a gun inside of the business and then turned the gun on himself.

According to LVMPD, the shooter showed up for an unscheduled medical appointment. He opened fire when he could not be accommodated.

Two employees were shot and are expected to be okay. A third person was injured due to a fall.

The gunman then turned the gun on himself and was pronounced dead at the scene.

One witness says the incident was the moment he thought he was going to die.

"I was scared to death. I've never been this scared in my life," said Sammy Alonge.

Minutes before he escaped, he was inside an examination room at the Center for Wellness and Pain Care. On the other side of the door, a man opened fire.

"I was so scared, I didn't know what to do. I was trying to break open the window. It didn't break. So I had to duck. I stayed there. I called 911 I was whispering but they didn't hear me," said Alonge.

LVMPD Officer Laura Meltzer says officers responded quickly after receiving 911 calls from a nearby restaurant.

"People did exactly what we asked them to. They heard something they experienced something and they called," said Meltzer.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the victims were taken to UMC Trauma for treatment.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue originally tweeted that several units were set up for emergency medical services for multiple gunshot victims.

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