Shooting at U.S. casino; no word on how many are hurt

Henrietta Strickland
May 2, 2021

WISN12 reported that a shooter killed one person and wounded five others at the Oneida casino before police killed them, according to a 1 source familiar with the investigation but was unable to speak publicly.

"It was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he chose to still shoot some of the victims' friends or co-workers it appears", said Lt. Kevin Pawlak with the sheriff's office at a press conference.

'He was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he made a decision to still shoot some of the victim's friends or co-workers, it appears, ' Lt Pawlak said.

An undetermined number of people have been shot at a U.S. casino, authorities say.

A State Patrol officer blocks the road in front of the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She said people were being cleared out of the casino and nearby properties.

Melinda J. Danforth, director of intergovernmental affairs for Oneida Nation, said to NBC News that as many as seven or eight people may have been shot.

Gambler Max Westphal said he was standing outside after being evacuated for what he thought was a minor issue. "We took off running towards the highway".

All available medics were dispatched from local counties Shawno, Outagamie and Kewaunee.

Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10 p.m. that the scene "is contained".

The casino is located on the Oneida Reservation of the Oneida Nation, which runs the casino. Oneida Nation spokesperson Bobbi Webster told the Associated Press that she did not have information on the conditions of those who were shot.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said on Facebook that he and his wife, Kathy, "were devastated to hear about the shooting at the Oneida Casino complex tonight".

The casino tweeted Saturday night: "West Mason Casino, The Travel Center and Packerland Casinos will re-open at 8 am, Sunday, May 2, 2021".

The casino has said all of its locations will also be closed until further notice.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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