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2 Venetian employees shot, one fatally, at Las Vegas park

Updated April 15, 2018 - 11:57 pm

A woman was killed and a man was critically hurt in a shooting Sunday night at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police called the shooting a targeted act of workplace violence among employees of The Venetian.

Several employees of the Strip resort were at a company picnic at the park, near Eastern Avenue and Sunset Road, when a man walked up to a table and shot two people shortly before 6 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer said.

The victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where the woman, who was in her 50s, died. The man was in critical condition late Sunday. One of them was a Venetian executive, police said.

“We can confirm there was an incident this evening at Sunset Park involving our team members,” the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates the Venetian, said in a statement. “The Venetian team is working closely with Las Vegas Metro on the investigation.”

Police identified the shooting suspect as Anthony Wrobel, 42, also an employee. He is described as white and about 5-foot-9 and 197 pounds.

Police found his car parked at McCarran International Airport. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call Metro at 702-828-3521, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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