Police: 7 wounded in casino shooting near Seattle

July 24, 2011 - 9:59 AM

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say seven people were wounded, at least two critically, when a gunman opened fire at a casino near Seattle.

Auburn Police Commander Jamie Sidell says the shooting happened at a nightclub inside the Muckleshoot Casino at about 1:30 a.m. PDT Sunday.

He says an armed, 42-year-old Covington-area man entered the club looking for a woman who was possibly his wife or girlfriend, and discovered her with another man.

Sidell says the suspect shot both victims, then fired multiple rounds, hitting five more people.

He says the suspect started to flee the club, but a security officer tackled him. The suspect was detained and has been arrested.

Authorities say four of the shooting victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two of them in critical condition and two in serious condition.

The other three were transported to Valley Medical Center in Renton. Their conditions were unknown.