On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Oneida Casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin, witnessed a fatal shooting. The gunman shot and killed two people while one victim was severely injured. The mayhem was silenced when the police shot and killed the delinquent on-site to curb the escalation of brutality.
The injured victim is currently being treated at Milwaukee Hospital, as stated by Kevin Pawlak, Brown County Sheriff. Pawlak told media reports that the incident broke out due to a personal connection with an employee of the Duck Creek restaurant situated inside the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. This restaurant is attached to the Oneida Casino and provided the suspect a gateway to his master plan. The Twitter account handled by the Oneida Casino establishment published a tweet that an active shooter was present during the attack.
The shooting, as investigated and reported by the police, was a targeted event. When the victim saw that his target wasn’t present at the casino, he shot the expected target’s friends and co-workers.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation has been directed by Oneida Police to look into the police shooting the delinquent. At the same time, the sheriff’s office will investigate the shootings of the homicide victims. The Governor of the county, Tony Evers, published a statement extending his condolences to the victim’s families and words of comfort for the witnesses of this catastrophe. Two eyewitnesses illustrated the scene as a chaotic event when the gunshots were fired as people ran for refuge.
As reported on a news segment by WBAY-TV, a witness present at the time of the shooting sharing his eyewitness remarks said,
All of a sudden we hear a massive flurry of gunshots, 20 to 30 gunshots. We took off running towards the highway. There had to have been 50 cop cars that came by on the highway. It was honestly a tragic event.
Ensuring peace and security of the Oneida Casino, the Oneida Nation put out a statement as reported by CNN saying, “We provide broad security and surveillance throughout our properties, and the highest level is present at our affiliated casino.” As the investigation is ongoing, the identities of the victims, suspect, and the officers present at the time of the shooting will not be unveiled.