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Casino Shooting Lawsuit Amended After Autopsy Report Released

New information is being included in an amended version of the lawsuit filed earlier this month against Casino Magic in Biloxi.

Attorneys representing two of the three people injured in a shooting there in January say an autopsy report shows that the gunman, Sylvester McConnell, was drunk by more than twice the legal limit. The report shows that McConnell's blood alcohol content was .218.

Attorneys say the casino should have been able to determine that McConnell was drunk, and yet it kept serving him drinks.

Three people were injured in shooting on Jan. 13th where McConnell pulled out two guns and opened fire. McConnell killed himself.

The lawsuit asks for an unspecified amount of damages. Casino Magic has not commented on the suit.

By Marcia Hill

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