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One dead in shooting at White Mountain Apache Tribe casino

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An aerial view of the Hon-Dah Resort and Casino in Arizona. The shooting occurred in the parking lot at the facility. Photo from Robert Page, Architect

The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating a fatal shooting at the casino owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona.

A tribal police officer shot and killed a man who was brandishing a rifle in the parking lot at the Hon-Dah Resort and Casino. The man shot a security guard during the incident and a patron was also injured, possibly from bullet or glass fragments. Both were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, The White Mountain Independent reported.

The casino was closed and patrons weren't allowed in or out for a few hours. Traffic was also diverted away from the facility.

The identity of the shooter has not been released.

Get the Story:
Shooting at Hon-Dah Casino (The White Mountain Independent 8/3)
1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Arizona casino (AP 8/3)

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