- A gunman killed two people at a Green Bay casino on Saturday night and seriously wounded a third.
- The suspect was shot dead by police, authorities in Wisconsin said on Sunday.
- The incident occurred on Saturday night in Green Bay.
The Wisconsin Casino shooting left three dead: two victims and the gunman himself, who was shot to death by police at the scene. The incident occurred on Saturday night in Green Bay. A third victim of the shooting is seriously wounded.
Investigators believed that the attacker intended to attack a specific person with whom he was angry, but that person was not in the Oneida Casino at the time. At first, the authorities didn’t identify the aggressor or any of the victims.
Wisconsin Casino shooting left three dead and one seriously injured
Shooting at Casino Wisconsin. The man “decided to shoot some of the victim’s co-workers or friends anyway, apparently,” said Brown County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Kevin Pawlak. He was also not sure if the shooter was a former restaurant employee, although “there seems to be some relationship that had to do with the staff.”
“We are still determining whether or not everyone worked there,” Pawlak said. The injured person was taken to a Milwaukee hospital. The attack occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Nation-run establishment on the western side of Green Bay.
State Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10 pm that the place “is under control. There is no longer a threat to the community ”. He gave no further details and a spokeswoman for the prosecution did not immediately respond to a message for comment.
Green Bay Police and the Brown County Police Department told The Associated Press that they had no details about the incident at the casino. Jawad Yatim, a witness to the event, said that at least two people had been shot. SEE THE VIDEO HERE.
“I know two for sure, because it happened right next to us, literally next to us,” Yatim said. “But he was shooting quite aggressively at the building, so I don’t doubt he hit other people.” Yatim said the shooting started at a casino restaurant.
“We ran out of there, thank God we are fine, but obviously we wish the best to everyone who has been shot,” he said. Tribe spokeswoman Bobbi Webster said the casino is connected to a large hotel and conference center, the Radisson, also owned by the Oneida Nation.
Max Westphal, a casino customer, said he was outside the venue after being evicted for what he believed would be a minor matter. All Oneida Casino locations were closed until further notice, following the surprise event that shocked the community.
“Suddenly we heard a burst, no doubt about 20 or 30 shots,” Westphal told WBAY-TV. “We ran towards the avenue… About 50 police cars were coming down the highway. It really was madness. ” Governor Tony Evers issued a statement Saturday night saying he was “shocked” by the shooting, without elaborating.
Multiple videos taken by people passing near the Oneida Casino in Wisconsin show several officers arming themselves and donning bulletproof vests as they approached the scene of the shooting on Saturday.
“While we wait for more information, we trust and pray for the recovery of the injured and we thank the emergency services, which responded quickly to this situation,” he added. The Oneida tribe reservation is located in the western part of the Green Bay area. With information from AP.
This latest event joins a series of shootings that have struck the United States. The country is experiencing an “epidemic” of gun violence, as President Joe Biden has described it, following shootings across the country in the past two months.
According to figures from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit project that tracks violence with firearms in the North American country, so far in 2021 there have been more than 150 mass shootings, which defines them as those in those that at least four people die or are wounded by bullet shots, with the exception of the author of the attack.
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