Man behind shooting rampage at Wellness Center was a mental health counselor

Chad Broderick is accused of shooting two workers at a northwest valley pain clinic before turning the gun on himself. (Photo provided)

We are learning new details into the man behind a shooting rampage inside a Northwest Valley wellness and pain center.

The coroner has identified the man who took his own life as 50-year-old Chad Broderick.

Friends of Broderick say they are shocked about the shooting.

"I would never expect him. Honest to God, I just wouldn't think that would be him," said Welborne Williams, Broderick's friend.

Williams stood in shock after learning about the shooting rampage his friend is accused of committing.

Police say Thursday afternoon, Broderick entered the Center for Wellness and Pain Care off of Buffalo and Westcliff Drive. Detectives say he started shooting at office employees after they denied him a same-day appointment.

Two workers were wounded. Police say Broderick then turned his gun on himself and fired.

"He committed suicide. I know his son and wife. They go to school every morning. Very nice people," said Williams.

Medical workers say Broderick was a regular patient. Other friends tell us Broderick had not been working for at least three years and may have worked for the State of Nevada as a mental health counselor.

Wiliams does remember Broderick speaking about his physical problems.

"I remember him talking how he was in pain once in awhile. I do remember him talking about pills," said Williams.

Williams is grateful no one in the office died in the shooting. He says despite what happened, he will always have good memories of a man he saw daily.

"I'll just remember how nice he was. The smile he had most of the time," said Williams. "When he would speak, he was a nice gentleman."

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