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Three dead including gunman after shooting at Oneida Casino

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Posted at 7:53 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 17:44:59-04

ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) — Three people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting at the Oneida Casino.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call reporting shots fired came in around 7:27 p.m. Saturday. The shooting was reported at the Duck Creek Restaurant inside the Oneida Casino/Radisson Conference Center.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including the Oneida Police Department, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, Brown County Sheriff, Green Bay Police Department, and Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Sheriff's Office confirmed three people were killed, including the gunman. Authorities said police shot the suspect. One other person was seriously injured.

"Current information suggests the suspect has ties to the Oneida Casino from an employment status," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Authorities said during a news conference that the shooting was a "targeted event" and not a random shooting. The person the shooter was targeting was not there at the time, "but he [the shooter] still decided to shoot some of the victim's friends or co-workers it appears," officials said.

At this time the situation is contained and there is no immediate threat to public safety, the Sheriff's Office said. Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

Authorities had previously blocked a part of WIS 172 near the casino during the investigation. The casino is located near the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.

Gov. Tony Evers released a statement regarding the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex:

Other leaders issued statements as well:

State Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement:

“As our neighbors reel from senseless violence here in northeast Wisconsin tonight, my heart goes out to our community. I have reached out to Chairman Hill and offered my assistance to help support the Oneida Nation during this difficult time. I am incredibly thankful for the swift action of our law enforcement, who were able to apprehend the shooter quickly. My prayers are with the impacted families as we await more information.”