SHAWNEE, Okla. Jan 12 2017
Authorities have released the names of two security officers who were shot Tuesday morning at the Grand Casino in Shawnee.
Authorities first responded around 7 a.m. to a report of an "officer down" at the casino. When they arrived, they learned that two casino employees had been shot, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office.
The shooting was reportedly between the two employees in the casino's administrative area. The two people have been identified as Justin Wells, 28, and Matt Palmer, 22. They are security guards at the casino.
Police believe Wells shot Palmer before turning the gun on himself. Palmer was killed, according to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Chief James C. Collard, Phd. Wells was taken to an area hospital in an critical condition.
The incident is not an active-shooter scene, and no other employees or casino patrons are or were at risk, Collard said.
Collard said that this is an ongoing investigation.