A shooting took place on February 20, 2018, at the Chumash Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in Santa Ynez, California. Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
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Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino

Authorities in southern California are investigating a fatal shooting at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

The shooting occurred at 2:15am on Tuesday morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. Two security investigators at the Chumash Casino Resort were involved in an altercation with a male subject when one of them apparently shot and killed the man, the office said.

The incident occurred behind a building near a parking structure at the facility according to the sheriff. The casino otherwise remains open, with a post on Facebook asking patrons to use the "front entrance" for the time being.

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