FOLLOWUP: Condition of another Roxy’s Casino shooting victim improves

(WSB photo, Saturday night)

We’ve been seeking followup information today on Saturday night’s three shootings in our area. Law enforcement isn’t releasing any new information in any of the cases. But we’ve learned that the condition of another of the three Roxy’s Casino shooting victims has improved. Harborview Medical Center told us yesterday that the female victim had improved to serious condition, while the two men remained in critical condition; when we checked again this afternoon, HMC said one of the men also has improved to serious condition, leaving one man still critical. The victims have not been publicly identified; WSB commenters say the woman and one man are casino employees. King County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the shooting, which was reported just before 11 pm Saturday. The only public comment from Roxy’s/Roxbury Lanes, via social media: “We’re remaining closed until Thursday, June 1st. We’re still processing and coping with the tragic event. There are no words except we want to thank the community for commenting, calling and showing support.”

15 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Condition of another Roxy's Casino shooting victim improves"

  • 1994 May 30, 2023 (9:41 pm)

    I would hope the 3 hospitalized employees are eligible for the WA State paid family medical leave so they may continue to receive some income, or L & I if they cover work place related violence claims, or Victim Compensation funds….I hope someone is able to assist the employees or their families navigate these potential benefits. The social safety net is there, just gotta figure out which one they are eligible for……And certainly wishing them all a speedy and healthy recovery!!!

  • Canton May 30, 2023 (10:02 pm)

    Safeway has the elevated parking lot cams. Chance they caught something?

  • JasonXVX May 30, 2023 (10:19 pm)

    I really appreciate the quality of coverage on this horrible event here.   I am guessing the lack of any “official” information is because of the ongoing investigation.   I have a few questions related to this shooting- I am not in any way trying to make light of the situation- but I have nowhere else to go with my questions.1)  Why were the Burien police at the scene, isn’t this Seattle?2) Is this Casino Native American owned?   If not…. how is it legal to have a casino license there? 3) Why is this Casino there to begin with?  How come there are not more of these little casinos all over Seattle, why just there?Any info appreciated.

    • WSB May 30, 2023 (10:36 pm)

      Burien Police are part of the King County Sheriff’s Office. KCSO serves unincorporated King County. The casino is in unincorporated King County, *not* in the Seattle city limits. I have no idea about the ethnicity of its ownership, which is irrelevant as this is not in Seattle city limits. There are other small non-tribal casinos in other areas of King County, depending on local laws.

      • Big C May 31, 2023 (3:30 am)

        Good answers. North of Roxbury St is the City of Seattle. South is King County. Seattle Police, King County Sheriff’s help each in these cases as well as the Seattle Fire Department & King County Regional Fire. Thank God for First Responders. Prayers for All

    • Spiccolismom May 31, 2023 (1:12 am)

      the reason why the casino is allowed to be there is because this area is not part of any city officially.  it is “unincorporated” city laws do not apply because it is not located within the official limits of either Seattle or Burien.  Only state and county laws are applicable which makes things like casinos peep shows and fireworks legal unless the community makes an effort to vote under king county to change it.

    • Steve May 31, 2023 (7:28 am)

      There is no gambling in Seattle city limits.  Drive North or South from the city and you will find gambling but not in the city itself. You don’t have to be Native American to run a cardroom or casino in Washington State. But non-tribal cardrooms are limited to 15 tables. Why is it there in the first place? To make money like all other casinos. 

  • Samuella Samaniego May 30, 2023 (11:14 pm)

    Really appreciate WSB responding to the Native ownership question in terms of “ethnicity”.

  • Jeepney May 31, 2023 (10:32 am)

    Thank you for reporting the encouraging news.  Hopefully the victims can fully heal and the perpetrator is apprehended.

  • Curle May 31, 2023 (3:18 pm)

    A comment on the earlier post suggested one victim, described as an employee, appeared to be targeted and the other two were bystanders. I hope future reports can clarify the nature of the targeted shooting if it was a targeted shooting. Settling scores in a crowded business is not a good situation and I would not want to expose myself to that kind of danger. 

    • WSB May 31, 2023 (3:26 pm)

      KCSO is not commenting further – we even asked specifically whether it was believed to be targeted or random.

      • Curle May 31, 2023 (3:53 pm)

        Thanks for staying on top of this. 

    • 206_Rooster June 2, 2023 (12:07 pm)

      Suspect in custody. Also confirmed, it was a targeted hit.

  • Ws prayers June 5, 2023 (3:02 pm)

    What is Roxy’s hiring process for security they must have known the security guards history….it has not been reported what sentence did that kid get for participating in all those armed robberies he must have got off for telling on his friend to be hired in as security all this could have been prevented if Roxy would have screened the employee they hired hopefully they will in the future 

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