January 11, 2001 |
A man believed to be a disgruntled mental health client went on a rampage Wednesday in this quiet Mother Lode town, shooting three people at a county mental health office and then two others at a nearby restaurant before vanishing into the midday gloom. Three people were killed and two were seriously wounded.
January 19, 2001 |
The man suspected of killing two people at a Nevada City mental health office and a third person at a nearby restaurant last week had an arsenal of weapons at his home and was obsessed with a woman who worked at the clinic, investigators said Thursday. Authorities say Scott H. Thorpe, 40, shot five people Jan. 10, three at the Nevada County mental health office and two others at a Lyon's restaurant. Two victims survived; both are being treated at local hospitals.