California man emerges as focus of shooting case

SANDRA CHEREB SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Published:

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Police in Nevada plan to hold a news briefing this afternoon to announce the identity of a gunman who shot three people and killed himself at a Reno hospital.

A 51-year-old man from rural Northern California has emerged as the focus of the investigation of the violence at a urology clinic this week. One doctor was killed, another critically wounded and a third person seriously injured by the shotgun blasts.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood says his agency helped Reno police execute a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Alan Oliver Frazier near Lake Almanor in the Sierra about 130 miles north of Reno.

Reno police have not confirmed whether Frazier was the gunman. They have been trying to notify next of kin before releasing a name.