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," the Sheriff 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.
Normal airport traffic patterns have resumed.— Green Bay Airport (@GRBairport) May 2, 2021
URGENT UPDATE for today’s @gbblizzard game! Kickoff is now at 5pm.— Resch Complex (@reschcomplex) May 2, 2021
Due to the Blizzard’s opponent being witness to last night’s events at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, kickoff is being moved to 5pm. Doors will open at 4pm
West Mason Casino, The Travel Center and Packerland Casinos will re-open at 8 am, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Main Casino and IMAC will remain closed until further notice. All retail stores will re-open as usual on Sunday, May 2.— Oneida Nation (@OneidaNationWI) May 2, 2021
Gov. Tony Evers released a statement regarding the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex:
Kathy and I were devastated to hear about the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex tonight. Our hearts, thoughts, and support go out to the Oneida Nation, the Ashwaubenon and Green Bay communities, and all those affected by this tragedy.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 2, 2021
While we are waiting for more information, we hope and pray those who were injured will recover and are grateful for the first responders who quickly responded to the situation.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 2, 2021
Other leaders issued statements as well:
My thoughts and prayers goes out to all those who were affected by this senseless tragedy tonight. https://t.co/VS3qiauEsm— Troy Streckenbach (@BrownWIExec) May 2, 2021
The shooting at the Oneida Casino is an unspeakable tragedy. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families, coworkers, and friends.— Eric Genrich (@MayorGenrich) May 2, 2021
I’m grateful to our brave GB police officers and other area law enforcement for acting quickly to protect bystanders.
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.”