A 42-year-old man is accused of shooting seven people at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington at 1:30 a.m. Sunday after allegedly seeing his estranged wife on the Club Galaxy dance floor with another man.
The suspect opened fire with a handgun, hitting his wife and the man. Then he continued firing a round into the crowd, shooting another five people, including his wife’s sister, before a security guard tackled and restrained him on the ground.
All seven victims were hospitalized, Auburn police told The News Tribune, and two other victims were injured while trying to escape Club Galaxy within the casino owned by the Muckleshoot Tribe. Four people are still being hospitalized, with two in serious condition, while three others were reportedly treated and released.
The suspect is now in custody in connection with the shooting of seven people. Police Cmdr. Jamie Sidell told The Seattle Times that the suspect “went up there with a purpose, so we have to assume at this point he was looking for the female victim in this case.”