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UPDATE: Friends say man in medical facility shooting spoke about pain issues, medication

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 23:00:54-04

UPDATE AT 6:30 P.M. JUNE 30: Friends of Chad Broderick said they knew him as a father of two children who loved his wife. 

"It doesn't seem like Chad at all, honestly, it's not the Chad that I knew," neighbor Wilborn Williams said.

Williams said he has known Broderick since his family moved into their Northwest neighborhood 8 years ago. He said Broderick did talk about suffering from back pain and his medication. 

"He said it wasn't helping him and he couldn't get no sleep at night," Williams said. 

State records show Broderick did work as an counselor intern for the Alcohol and Drug department between 2004 and 2005.

According to employees at the Center for Wellness and Pain, they said the shooter was a patient who wanted more pills, but the patient's request was denied. 

"Make no mistake addiction knows no boundaries it crosses every demographic," said Bob Vickrey with WestCare, a facility which helps with addiction. 

Vickrey warns that Opiod abuse is an epidemic across the country. Counselors at WestCare say they talk with people frequently who are addicted to prescription pills.

"If I see 10 people this week then probably about six of those say the addiction started with the back pain," said Kauwonna Thompson, a counselor at Westcare. 

Police have not confirmed if Broderick was in fact facing addiction. 

UPDATE AT 9:30 A.M. JUNE 30: The Clark County coroner identified the man as 50-year-old Chad Broderick of Las Vegas.

UPDATE AT 1 A.M. JUNE 30:  We are learning more information about a possible motive in a deadly shooting at a medical facility.  Workers tell 13 Action News addiction was likely the cause of the shooting.  

The shooter was a patient who wanted more pills, according to employees. The patient's requests were allegedly denied as per the rules and regulations of the clinic. The man left the clinic visibly upset.  

At some point, the man returned and entered the facility through an unlocked door in the back, workers said. That is when he started firing.  

"The withdrawal is absolutely astoundingly painful," said 13 Action News Crime & Safety Expert and retired Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton. "People get desperate."

The identity of the deceased shooter has not been released.


One person has died after a shooting at a medical facility near Buffalo Drive and Summerlin Parkway Thursday.

Las Vegas police reported that a man fired a gun inside the business in the 300 block of North Buffalo Drive and then turned the gun on himself. A witness confirmed to 13 Action News it was at 311 N. Buffalo Drive, which is the location for the Center for Wellness and Pain Care of Las Vegas.

Police believe the man was a patient at the facility and came in wanting an unscheduled appointment and could not be accommodated.

The suspect is deceased at the scene.

Two employees transported to UMC Trauma with minor gunshot wounds. A third person was hurt after falling while trying to leave the facility. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.