Shooting at Wisconsin casino; witness says at least 2 hit

Shooting at Wisconsin casino; witness says at least 2 hit
Law enforcement blocks the road in front of the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, Wis on Saturday May 1, 2021 after reports of an active shooter. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: Patrons fled at a casino in Wisconsin after gunshots broke out Saturday, with one witness saying at least two people were shot.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Casino. Tribe spokeswoman Bobbi Webster said “individuals” had been shot, but she did not have information on how many or their conditions.

Shortly before 10 p.m., attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted that the scene “is contained. There is no longer a threat to the community.” He gave offered no other details and an agency spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message.

Green Bay police and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press (AP) they had no details on the casino incident.

Jawad Yatim, a witness at the casino, said at least two people were shot.

Yatim said: “I know for sure two, because it happened right next to us, literally right next to us. But he was shooting pretty aggressively in the building, so I wouldn’t doubt him hitting other people.”

Yatim said the shooting began in a casino restaurant, adding that “We got the hell out of there, thank God we’re OK, but obviously we wish the best for everybody who’s been shot.”

Webster said the casino is connected to a large conference center and large hotel, the Radisson, also owned by the Oneida Nation.

Gambler Max Westphal said that he was standing outside of the casiono after being evacuated for what he thought was not so big issue.

Westphal told WBAY-TV: “All of a sudden we hear a massive flurry of gunshots — 20 to 30 gunshots for sure. We took off running towards the highway … There had to have been 50 cop cars that came by on the highway. It was honestly insane.”

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