Anthony Wrobel, an employee at the Venetian casino hotel in Las Vegas, is accused of shooting a Venetian executive to death in a targeted attack at a company picnic.
“We have identified a suspect in the shooting, who is a 42-year-old male,” Las Vegas police said in a press conference. They said that Wrobel was an employee at the Venetian Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. “This event was out here tonight was a picnic involving employees of the Venetian.”
In a tweet, police said, “Detectives seek assistance in locating homicide suspect Anthony Wrobel, 42 years of age, 5’9″ approx 197 pounds. Wrobel is considered ARMED & DANGEROUS. Anyone with info please call 702-828-3521 or @CrimeStoppersNV at 702-385-5555. #wanted.”
“Those employees were having a picnic when the suspect arrived on scene and walked up to a picnic table where several hotel executives were at. There was a female in her mid 50s who he walked up to. At that point he shot that female who was deceased. Then he also then targeted another male employee who was at that table.” The male victim is in critical condition and was transported to the hospital.
“This is an isolated incident. This is an act of workplace violence. The individuals at the table were the targets of the shooter,” authorities said.
“We are actively tracking him currently now to try to find his location,” authorities said.
One of the victims was an executive at the hotel, and the other was an employee at the hotel, authorities said. Police would not say whether the executive was the female or the male victim. Police released a photograph of Wrobel and said they have located the suspect’s vehicle, but he was not in it. They aren’t sure what type of vehicle he is in now, and they said that his vehicle was recovered at the hospital.
“I do know he was an employee at the hotel,” said police. He said that he had “targeted the individuals at the table.” According to 3 News, the shooting occurred at a park near Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road. “The call was reported around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,” the television station reported.