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Security measures under review at Potawatomi Casino amid shooting

Potawatomi Casino
Potawatomi Casino

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee’s Indian casino is reviewing its security measures, after a man shot and wounded a woman on the main gaming floor early Sunday.

Ryan Amundson says the security officers at Potawatomi Bingo Casino are not armed – and when there’s trouble, they’re supposed to call police, be good witnesses, and keep people away.

In Sunday’s incident, Amundson said a female security officer tried to intervene when she got knocked over – and other security officers had responded to a medical emergency elsewhere in the building. Still, he said the police got there quickly.

Police have not confirmed reports that several gamblers wrestled the gun away from the alleged 27-year-old shooter. The suspect, from Wauwatosa, met with the district attorney Monday. He could be charged Tuedsay.

The shooting victim, a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman, suffered a non-life threatening bullet wound.

A witness told WTMJ-TV that two men were arguing, and the shooting victim was an innocent bystander.

The casino attracts about 6 million people each year. It bans weapons, and it has entrance signs to that effect. Security personnel are posted at the doors, but they do not check bags – and there are no metal detectors.