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Council Bluffs Police say Ameristar shooting victim uncooperative; case will be closed

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Posted at 6:21 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 14:04:58-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — UPDATE - 12:40 P.M.

According to the Council Bluffs Police Department, the victim of the shooting is a 29-year old man from Russellville, MO.

Authorities said the victim is uncooperative but stated that the shooting was not random.

The victim arrived at Ameristar Casino in the suspect's vehicle.

When the suspect returned to pick the victim up, he was shot once in the abdomen. The victim was treated and released from UNMC.

The case will be closed due to the victim being uncooperative with the investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY - 6:30 A.M.

The Council Bluffs Police Department is investigating after a man was shot early Monday at Ameristar Casino.

Around 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to the location where they made contact with the man who said he was walking in the parking lot when a dark-colored SUV drove up to him and shot him.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No further information is currently available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 712-328-4728 or Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.

Update: On 05-03-21, at 1100 AM, detectives attempted to speak to the victim of this incident for a second time. The victim, a 29 year old male from Russellville MO. was still uncooperative but did state that this was not a random shooting. The victim arrived at Ameristar Casino in the suspect’s vehicle and when the suspect returned to pick him up he was shot once in the abdomen. The victim was treated and released from UNMC. At this time this case will be closed due to the victim not being willing to cooperate with the investigation.

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