Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10pm that the scene “is contained. There is no longer a threat to the community. ”
Authorities in Wisconsin say a gunman killed two people at a Green Bay casino on Saturday night and seriously injured a third before being shot and killed by police.
Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believed the shooter was targeting a specific person he was angry with, but the person was not at the Oneida Casino at the time. The gunman “decided to always shoot some of the victim’s colleagues or friends, it seems,” Pawlak said.
Customers fled a Wisconsin casino after gunfire erupted on Saturday night, with a witness claiming at least two people were shot.
The attack occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Casino, operated by the Oneida Nation on the west side of Green Bay. Tribe spokeswoman Bobbi Webster said “individuals” had been shot, but she did not have information on the number or their conditions.
Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10pm that the scene “is contained. There is no longer a threat to the community. He gave no further details and a spokeswoman for the agency did not immediately respond to a message.
Green Bay Police and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press they had no details of the casino incident.
Jawad Yatim, a witness, said at least two people were shot dead.
“I know two of them well, because it happened right next to us, literally right next to us,” Yatim said. “But he was shooting quite aggressively into the building, so I had no doubt he was hitting other people.”
Yatim said the shooting started at a casino restaurant.
“We did, thank goodness we are fine, but obviously we wish everyone who was shot the best,” he said.
Webster said the casino is connected to a large hotel and conference center, the Radisson, also owned by the Oneida Nation.
Player Max Westphal said he was standing outside after being evacuated for what he believed was a minor issue.
“All of a sudden we hear a massive flurry of gunfire – 20 to 30 shots for sure,” Westphal told WBAY-TV. “We took off running towards the freeway … There must have been 50 police cars that pulled into the freeway. It was honestly insane.
Governor Tony Evers issued a statement Saturday night saying he was “devastated” to hear of the shooting, but gave no details.
“As we await more information, we hope and pray that those who have been injured will recover and we are grateful to the first responders who responded quickly to the situation.”
The Oneida Tribe Reservation is on the west side of the Green Bay area.