2 Shot In Oregon Casino (Latest News)

According to Wildhorse Resort & Casino and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a police firefight resulted from an attempted robbery on the Umatilla Indian Reservation on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect and a bystander were rushed to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton after being hurt in a police gunshot, according to a press statement from Wildhorse staff. No other injuries were reported by the casino.

The armed guy attempted to rob the casino, which is located about seven miles east of Pendleton in Eastern Oregon, which is when the incident started. The armed man was confronted by the Umatilla Tribal Police Department after leaving the casino, according to casino personnel who claimed they had phoned the police.

According to a social media post by the CTUIR, there was a “shootout” between the police and the suspect that resulted in the two injuries. The identification of those hurt or the names of the police officers shot by them was not immediately made public by the tribal government.

2 Shot In Oregon Casino
2 Shot In Oregon Casino

After the shooting, the casino’s entrance was sealed off by tribal police, who were later joined by authorities from the Pendleton Police Department, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI. However, Wednesday afternoon, patrons still entered and exited the premises through other exits. According to Wildhorse officials, the casino’s food court was shut down as police investigated the event.

Gary George, CEO of Wildhorse, stated in a statement, “We are thankful no one else was physically wounded with all that occurred happening. Security officers and tribal police reacted quickly, and the situation was quickly brought under control.

Due in significant part to Wildhorse’s success, the CTUIR is the area’s largest employer in Pendleton. Employing people from all around Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington, Wildhorse includes a casino, hotel, golf course, movie theatre, and other attractions.

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