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Oneida Casino to reopen Thursday after fatal shooting

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Posted at 2:57 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 16:25:36-04

ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) — The Oneida Casino on Airport Drive in Ashwaubenon will reopen Thursday after being closed due to a fatal shooting that happened at a restaurant in the casino complex.

Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain said Monday that 62-year-old Bruce Pofahl walked into the Duck Creek Kitchen and Bar on Saturday and fatally shot Ian Simpson and Jacob Bartel at a wait station, then shot and wounded Daniel Mulligan outside the restaurant.


The sheriff says police shot and killed Pofahl on the north side of the building near a parking garage. Authorities said Pofahl had been fired from the restaurant and banned from the property.

Mulligan is in serious but stable condition at a Milwaukee hospital.

As part of the healing process from the tragic event, the Oneida Nation said it will hold a healing and blessing ceremony at the Oneida Casino on Wednesday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.