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UPDATE: Milwaukee casino reopens after early morning shooting


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A 27-year-old man has been arrested after shooting a woman in the leg during a fight at Potawatomi Bingo Casino early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened on the casino floor around 1:30 a.m., creating a pretty chaotic scene.

Police say some witnesses were hurt in a stampede of people trying to get out.

"I just heard people running and shouting 'somebody is shooting. Somebody is shooting.'  And it was like what what. Then everybody got off of the machines and were running," says Patricia Wesley.

De Von Dent says he and three other men helped wrestle the gun out of the shooter's hand after the woman was shot. He also tied a shirt around her leg to stop the bleeding.

"She wasn't screaming but you could tell she was in shock, she had been shot in her thigh, she was shaking I guess she was just scared and nervous and a lot of trembling," says Dent.
The 23-year-old victim was taken to a hospital. She's expected to recover. 
A Potawatomi spokesperson said in a statement that the casino closed temporarily after the shooting, but reopened at 9 a.m. The spokesperson said this is the first shooting to happen inside the casino, but in 2011 shots were fired outside the building.
Employees tell 27 News the casino does not have metal detectors, but there are security guards on duty and "no weapons" signs posted at every entrance.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Potawatomi Bingo Casino said in a statement that it closed temporarily after this morning's shooting, but reopened at 9 a.m.

Milwaukee Police Sergeant Mark Stanmeyer said a 23-year-old woman was shot in the leg around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday at the casino.  The Milwaukee woman's injuries are not life-threatening.

Cheryl Anderson of Milwaukee told The Associated Press she was at the slot machines when she heard a shot.  She said it was fired near the table games.  Anderson says people started running and screaming.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee police investigate an overnight shooting inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee.

Police say one woman was shot. According to our affiliate, WISN 12 News, her injuries are non-life threatening.

Police say at least one person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee police respond to reports of a shooting inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

According to our affiliate, WISN 12 News in Milwaukee, it happened about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. At least one person was shot. Police will not release the victim's condition.

Witnesses describe a chaotic scene inside the casino after the shots were fired. According to WISN, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office was not called to the scene.

At this time no one has been arrested.

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