Wildhorse Casino Shooting in Pendleton Leaves 1 Hurt
According to reports, one person hurt, and one in custody
Wednesday afternoon shooting at Wildhorse Resort Casino in Pendleton
Around 2 PM the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, or CTUIR, issued a statement, according to the East Oregonian.
The statement said one person was hurt, and one was in custody after what was reported as a "shootout" at the casino at Wildhorse.
The East Oregonian and others are reporting there were 20 officers from Pendleton, Tribal Officers, FBI, and Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputies at the scene.
No word as to what led to the gunfire, but the report says an armed gunman approached the facility and was intercepted by Police at the door. That is reportedly when the shooting began.
According to the CTUIR Statement (by way of the East Oregonian):
“We are asking the public to please stay away from the casino & resort area at this time while officials continue to evaluate the situation and conduct their investigation,”
More information is expected soon. No word as to who the injured person is, no ID yet on the alleged shooter, and it is not confirmed if they are the person who is in custody.