1 injured in Milwaukee casino shooting

Posted at: 06/17/2013 9:05 AM
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(AP) MILWAUKEE - One person was injured in an early-morning shooting at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee police said.

Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said the 23-year-old Milwaukee woman was shot in the leg at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday during a fight inside the casino. Her injuries were not life threatening.

A 27-year-old Wauwatosa man from arrested at the scene, Stanmeyer said. He was not immediately charged.

Police did not disclose either person’s name.

The casino said in a statement that it closed temporarily after the shooting, but reopened at 9 a.m. Sunday. The statement called the shooting an "extremely isolated event."

Cheryl Anderson of Milwaukee told The Associated Press she was at the slot machines when she heard a shot, which she said was fired at the nearby table games, followed by more shots.

"We all of a sudden heard a bang," Anderson said. "It was a shooting, you could tell. It was so loud like a cannonball. We hit the floor, everybody was panicking. We just stayed there because we didn’t know what the heck to do. We saw a guard running, everybody running."

Stanmeyer said the case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for possible charges.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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