DETROIT, MI – Patrons to Motorcity Casino Hotel are reporting that a shooting has taken place at about 2:00am. on Sunday March 21st, 2021.
Detroit Police have stated that a 25-year-old man was shot in the parking structure of Motor City Casino. The victim and his girlfriend were involved in an argument in the parking structure when an unknown gunman got involved. The fired the fatal shots that took the life of the young man.
MI Headlines is being told, several shots were fired into the casino after a man had assaulted a woman there. One person was reported to be dead. That has now been confirmed. How this shooting went from happening inside of the casino to it taking place in the parking structure is something that would need to be asked of Detroit Police and Motor City Casino.
A woman stated that the shooting took place less than 50 feet away from where she was at inside of the casino. She has stated that at least 3 shots were fired inside of the casino. We have others at the venue that are reporting much of the same. The shooting took place near the 2nd floor entrance door.
Everyone inside of the casino at the time of the shooting were told to exit as the investigation was getting underway. We did learn information that the shooting victim was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital. For several hours we could not confirm that anyone had been shot and killed. However, based on eyewitness accounts of the incident, they believe that a person did die as a result of being hit by gunfire inside of the casino.
A man and his soon to be wife were at the hotel casino when those shots were fired. They were concerned for their safety because we have not yet been told if a gunman is still on the lose or if a suspect has been arrested.
The couple stated that a younger crowd had started filling the casino floor and that is when trouble began. This would not be the first and probably not the last of those reports have come out that younger crowds of individuals like to go to the Greektown area and to Motor City Casino where they have caused issues previously.
The couple feels that security is lacking and is a major item they feel needs to be addressed immediately. They do not want to see this get swept under the carpet in hopes that the problem would just go away. This shooting incident has caused many to speak out about not feeling safe when they are inside or outside of the property as guests.
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