A woman was injured in a shooting inside the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee on Sunday morning, reports say.
According to CBS 58, shots were fired at 1:30 a.m., resulting in non-life-threatening wounds for a 23-year-old Milwaukee patron.
The unidentified victim has been shot by her boyfriend, police reports say. She was inside the casino with her beau and her brother.
Witnesses noticed a brawl between the couple, at which point the brother tried to step in to help the woman.
She was shot in the leg and transported to Froedtert Hospital. She has been checked out and is in stable condition. Examiner quotes witnesses describing more than one shot being fired inside the venue.
“We were scared you know. All the security in there didn’t do nothing you know. Four tables away from shooting, we heard like four or five shots,” one patron recalls.
Other clients were evacuated once security personnel stepped in to secure the perimeter. No witnesses were shot during the altercation.
“My brother, he just hold my hand and we duck down under table. After that all the security told us to just go out you know,” witness Tien Pham adds.
Panic ensued after the first shots, and patrons allege that the guards did not intervene in due time.
“The security guards was there. They dropped like everybody else dropped. They wasn’t too much protecting each other. They were trying but they were scared too. They fell to the floor. The whole casino fell to the floor basically,” a witness says.
The woman's 27-year-old boyfriend has been taken into custody and he has been charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
“We are thankful no one was hurt more seriously and that the situation was contained quickly. Response by local law enforcement as well as our security team was outstanding.
“Potawatomi Bingo Casino will continue to cooperate and assist throughout [the] investigation into this extremely isolated event,” a statement released by the casino reads.