Three arrested after Mason County casino shooting, Thurston County pursuit Wednesday

Law enforcement arrested three people Wednesday suspected of being involved in a shooting at a Mason County casino that was followed by a pursuit that ended in Thurston County.

The shooting occurred before 3 p.m. Wednesday at the parking garage of the Little Creek Casino Resort, according to a Facebook post by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. First responders reported finding two victims at the scene and transporting them to an area hospital for “urgent medical attention.”

Squaxin Tribal Police officers identified the suspects’ vehicle and began a pursuit that continued into Thurston County, according to the post.

“Thanks to the coordination between agencies, Thurston County Sheriff deputies successfully intercepted the suspect vehicle, resulting in the apprehension of three suspects,” the post says.

The driver of the vehicle entered Thurston County off U.S. 101 with one Mason County Sheriff deputy in pursuit, according to a separate Facebook post by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

From there, the vehicle traveled south to 123rd Avenue Southwest before heading north on Littlerock Road, the post says. Tumwater police reportedly assisted in the pursuit by setting down spike strips.

The driver eventually pulled over and surrendered along with two passengers. The Thurston County post indicates deputies detained the trio and handed them over to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of assault with a firearm.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the suspects’ vehicle. The photo shows a white, four-door sedan pulled over on the side of a road with its doors opened and deputies in the background.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office said in their post that their detectives are investigating the shooting and pursuit.

“Good job everyone!” Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders commented on the Mason County post. “Here’s to a speedy recovery for the victims.”