2 dead, 1 seriously injured at Oneida Casino shooting in Ashwaubenon, suspect fatally shot by police

NOW: 2 dead, 1 seriously injured at Oneida Casino shooting in Ashwaubenon, suspect fatally shot by police

Updated: 05/02/2021 08:44 AM

ONEIDA RESERVATION, Wis. (CBS 58) – Authorities in Ashwaubenon say a gunman shot seven people and killed two Saturday, May 1 at the Oneida Casino.

The shooting suspect was shot and killed by police. 

Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was targeting a specific person he was angry at, but the person wasn’t at the Oneida Casino at the time.

Pawlak said it appears the gunman “decided to still shoot some of the victim’s friends or co-workers.”

Patrons fled the casino after gunshots broke out around 7:30 p.m. A witness said he saw two people get shot and described a gunman as “shooting pretty aggressively.”

Police said there was no longer a public threat to the community around 10 p.m.

Oneida Nation said the incident occurred at the Duck Creek Bar and Grill located inside the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. 

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers responded to the incident Saturday night.

“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," he said. "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.”

The Brown County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference on Monday, May 3.

Published: 05/01/2021 08:21 PM

ONEIDA RESERVATION, Wis. (CBS 58) –  According to Green Bay Police, authorities have apprehended the individual suspected of shooting seven people Saturday night, May 1, at Oneida Casino.

Oneida Casino personnel told CBS 58 that the suspected shooter was taken into custody by Green Bay police.

The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown at this time.

Police are currently working to clear out the building but there is no longer a public threat to the community.

According to authorities, the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening.

WISDOT says all lanes of WIS 172 are closed between South Point Road and Packerland Drive due to an incident.

It is unknown if the road closure is related to the incident at the casino.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area.

Multiple law enforcement agencies on scene.

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates.

Share this article: