February 12, 1998 in Nation/World

Man, 78, Allegedly Shoots, Wounds Five In Casino

Associated Press

A 78-year-old man allegedly shot and wounded five people in a casino and was caught as he tried to shuffle away using his walker.

None of those wounded were seriously hurt.

Jesse Rosson may have been jealous that his wife or girlfriend was at the casino with another man, said Barry Phillips, a spokesman at Club Cal-Neva, where the shooting took place Tuesday night.

Police said only that Rosson targeted a man and woman in their 50s.

Rosson was booked for investigation of two counts of attempted murder and three counts of battery with a deadly weapon.

Two of the wounded refused to go to the hospital and remained at the casino to gamble, Phillips said.

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