7 injured in casino shooting in U.S. Seattle area

08:58, July 25, 2011      

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total of seven people were injured early Sunday, including two in critical condition, after a gunman opened fire at a casino in the U.S. Seattle area, local media reported.

According to local KIRO-TV, the shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. local time Sunday at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, a city some 20 miles (32 km) south of Seattle.

A 42-year-old man entered the club and shot a woman and a man who was dancing with her. The gunman also fired multiple rounds in the club that hit at least five more people, KIRO-TV quoted officers as saying.

Local police said the shooting is believed to have stemmed from a domestic violence dispute.

The man tried to flee the club, casino security tackled him to the floor. He was then arrested and booked into jail.

In a separate case, 12 people were wounded Saturday afternoon as gunfire erupted at a car show in Kent, another city about 32 km south of Seattle, according to media reports.

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