Potawatomi Shooting: 1 Woman Shot at Casino

June 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A person was injured during a shooting at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee over the weekend, it was reported.

The victim was identified as a 23-year-old woman. 

WISN-TV reported that a 27-year-old man shot the woman, who was described as his girlfriend, after they got into a fight on Sunday morning. He apparently shot her in the leg.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, reported TMJ-4 television.

“We are thankful no one was hurt more seriously and that the situation was contained quickly,” the casino said in a statement.

The man was arrested and will be charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

A spokesperson from the casino told WISN that the building was closed until 9:00 a.m. and was reopened.

“I was upstairs at the bingo hall, and then when it was over they told everybody to exit because it was a shooting downstairs. The security guards was there. They dropped like everybody else dropped. They wasn’t too much protecting each other,” witness Shelia King told FOX6 television. “They were trying but they were scared too. They fell to the floor. The whole casino fell to the floor basically.”

Martanya Washington, 28, told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he heard guards telling people to get down.

“It was a crazy situation,” Washington told the paper. “All I could think was, it’s Father’s Day and I want to get home to my kids.”