UPDATE from the Associated Press . . .
A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack.
Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at.
“He was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he decided to still shoot some of the victim’s friends or co-workers, it appears,” Pawlak said.
Neither the gunman nor the shooting victims were immediately identified.
Pawlak wasn’t sure if the shooter was a former employee of the restaurant, but said “it appears there’s some relationship that had to do with employment.”
“Whether or not they all worked there, we’re still working on,” he said.
The wounded person was being treated at a Milwaukee hospital, Pawlak said.
The attack happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Casino, operated by the Oneida Nation on the western side of Green Bay, with the casino tweeting that an active shooter was on the scene.
Jawad Yatim, a witness, said he saw at least two people shot.
“I know for sure two, because it happened right next to us, literally right next to us,” Yatim said. “But he was shooting pretty aggressively in the building, so I wouldn’t doubt him hitting other people.”
Yatim said the shooting began in a casino restaurant.
“We got the hell out of there, thank God we’re OK, but obviously we wish the best for everybody who’s been shot,” he said.
Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10 p.m. that the scene was “contained. There is no longer a threat to the community.”
An active shooter situation was reported at the Oneida Casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Oneida Nation social media accounts indicated a shooting in progress.
There is currently an active shooter situation at the Oneida Casino. Several Law Enforcement agencies are working to secure the location. Please do not go near the Main Casino on Hwy 172. We’ll post information as it becomes available.
— Oneida Casino (@OneidaCasino) May 2, 2021
All @OneidaCasino locations will be closed until further notice. We will post additional information as it becomes available.
— Oneida Nation (@OneidaNationWI) May 2, 2021
Very few details are known concerning the shooter of the number of those injured.
— News Talk WTAQ (@NewsTalkWTAQ) May 2, 2021
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette . . .
Green Bay police confirmed a suspect is in custody after reports of an active shooter situation at the area of the Oneida Casino and Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Airport Drive was closed as police secured the area.
Bobbi Webster, Oneida Nation public relations director, said her understanding was that somebody was shot, but she didn’t know how many and couldn’t immediately provide further details.
As we remind readers in all of these situations, early reports about casualties and the shooter involved are frequently incorrect. More as details become available.