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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting


The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, celebrated its 25th anniversary on March 8, 2016. Photo from Facebook

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin closed its casino for a few hours on Friday morning after a shooting on the gaming floor.

The shooting occurred around 2:30am, the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino said on a Twitter. No one was wounded by gunfire but some people suffered minor injuries while trying to leave the floor, the facility said.

A 38-year-old is now in custody in connection with the incident, according to news reports. The casino reopened at about 7:30am.

"The casino is working with local authorities in investigating the incident," a post on Twitter stated.

In June 2013, a patron was injured after someone opened fire at the casino, which is located in Milwaukee.

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Man arrested after shots fired inside Potawatomi casino (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 4/15)
Man Arrested in Potawatomi Hotel and Casino Shooting (WTAW 4/15)
Man opens fire on gaming floor in Milwaukee casino, several hurt trying to flee (AP 4/15)
Shots fired inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino; no one injured (Fox News 4/15)

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