On Monday, March 9, a robbery and shooting at a Vegas One Casino at 4201 S U. S. Highway 441 has left a person shot and started a two county manhunt for the perpetrators.
At about 4:50 am, Deputies responded to the casino due to 911 calls of a robbery and shooting. A nearby deputy saw a vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop it as other units responded to the casino. The vehicle failed to stop and fled southbound on 441 with units in pursuit.
On scene deputies discovered a male employee at the business suffering from an injury to his upper body. Witnesses at the business reported three masked subjects entered the casino, robbing it and shooting the employee before fleeing.
The victim was airlifted to a Gainesville Hospital; his condition is unknown at the time of this release.
The vehicle pursuit continued into High Springs where the vehicle stopped near U.S. 441 and NW 222 St, where the suspects fled on foot. Units from High Springs PD, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, FHP, Gainesville PD, FWC, FDLE and DOC joined CCSO as the area was cordoned off and K9 teams deployed. This scene is fluid and search is ongoing.
The detectives have assumed the investigation and are working with our area partners to apprehend these dangerous suspects, who are possibly still armed.
This case is active and on-going. More information will be forthcoming as the investigation continues.