3 victims taken to healthcare facility after shooting at medical facility, authorities state

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Steve Marcus Metro Police officers confer outside the Center for Health & & Pain Care of Las Vegas after a shooting in a medical and workplace complex on Buffalo Drive near Summerlin Parkway Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Published Thursday, June 29, 2017|4:07 p.m.

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3 people were taken to a health center after a man opened fire at a west valley medical center and then turned the weapon on himself, authorities said.

Las Vegas Fire & & Rescue reported that three victims were transported to the healthcare facility. Their conditions were not known.

Officers arrived about 3:40 p.m. at the Center for Wellness and Discomfort Care of Las Vegas, 311 N. Buffalo Drive, south of Washington Avenue, and found a man dead, Metro Cops stated. They were clearing the structure and looking for any additional victims, police said.

Samuel Alonge, 41, was alone inside a space waiting on a doctor when the shooting broke out, he stated.

“The place was so serene,” Alonge stated, keeping in mind that he chose to tape-record himself reciting a current dream, something he’s been doing recently.

Not long after he struck record, he heard a “pop” and then about 7 more, he said.

“I was so afraid and I didn’t know what to do,” he stated. He considered breaking a window to run away, thinking the gunman may target victims room to room.

But rather he called 911. He couldn’t bring himself to speak higher than a whisper, he said.

A couple of minutes later on, someone unlocked and told him he might come out, Alonge said. He said he saw the bloody gunman’s body depending on the corridor.

Further details about the shooting weren’t right away offered about 5:45 p.m.

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