The Pump Roadhouse in Regina is back open one week after a shooting that left two men hurt.
“We upped our security and people were very, very good about getting a bag searched,” said owner Mark Smith Friday morning after the bar’s first night back open.
“It takes very, very little time.”
Along with bag searches, Smith said metal detection wands will be used as people enter the Pump – similar to what is used at Saskatchewan Roughrider games and concerts.
Not only has the staff increased security, they have received help from critical incident stress managers who even spoke to the group before Thursday night’s reopening.
Regina police are calling the shooting an attempted murder. The police service has said it believes the suspect who shot two men knew one of the victims. Police are still searching for the suspect.
Smith said some of the people who were at bar the night of the shooting returned for the reopening. Some even hugged staff and shed a few tears.