UPDATE — A gunman shot two people and seriously injured a third before police shot and killed him Saturday evening at the Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon, authorities say.
Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said it appeared to be a targeted event, not a random shooting.
The intended target was not at the casino restaurant at the time, so it appears the shooter targeted several of the intended victim’s friends.
The injured victim was flown to Milwaukee for surgery, Pawlak said in a late-night news conference.
UPDATE — The scene at the Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon has been contained, according to a social media post by Attorney General Josh Kaul. There is no longer a threat to the community, he said.
The Oneida Police Department and state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations are now the lead investigators.
Scene at Oneida Casino in Green Bay, WI is contained. There is no longer a threat to the community.— Attorney General Josh Kaul (@WisDOJ) May 2, 2021
Only updates from @WisDOJ & @sheriffbc (Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office) are official incident statements. All others unconfirmed. @WBAY @fox11news @WFRVLocal5 @NBC26 @gbpressgazette
Brandon Stevens, Oneida Nation Vice Chairman, asked people to keep their community in their prayers.
“There was an active shooter at our Hotel and Casino tonight. Situation is under control and the community is in no further danger,” he said.
State Rep. Jim Steineke of Kaukauna also responded on Twitter.
“I am incredibly thankful for the swift action of our law enforcement, who were able to apprehend the shooter quickly,” he wrote. “My prayers are with the impacted families as we await more information.”
GREEN BAY — There is an active shooter situation at the Oneida Casino, according to a social media post from the Oneida Nation.
Multiple Law Enforcement agencies are working to secure the location after the call came in about 7:30 p.m.
Multiple departments are at the scene, including Appleton Police, Kaukauna Fire Department, and State Patrol, according to NBC 26.
Authorities are cautioning people to stay away from the Main Casino on Highway 172 west, which is closed from Packerland Drive to County GE because of the incident.
All Oneida Casino locations have been closed as a precaution.