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Police: Man opens fire inside Indiana bingo hall, 1 injured

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Indiana police say a man opened fire during a bingo game inside a crowded Veterans of Foreign Wars post, wounding one person before being tackled by patrons.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana police say a man opened fire during a bingo game inside a crowded Veterans of Foreign Wars post, wounding one person before being tackled by patrons.

Evansville Police Sgt. Mark Saltzman says hundreds of people were playing bingo when the shooter opened fire Sunday evening. Saltzman says the alleged gunman was quickly detained.

Saltzman says the suspect and the person who was shot had a long-running personal dispute. The victim is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witness Murray Wilson Jr. tells the Evansville Courier & Press that he and several other people tackled the gunman and held him until officers arrived. Wilson says he'd been playing bingo with his sister when they heard a loud "bang noise."

Wilson says: "It's crazy knowing we were all close to being killed."

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