GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A gunman opened fire at a Wisconsin casino saturday night, killing two people and seriously injuring another.
It happened just before 7:30 PM at a hotel restaurant connected to the Oneida casino near Green Bay.
Authorities believe the shooter was targeting an employee at the restaurant who was not there at the time. The relationship between that individual and gunman is unclear.
Police shot and killed the suspect when they arrived on scene.
One person with serious injuries was taken to the hospital.
Governor Evers released a statement offering condolences to victims and thanking first responders.
Witnesses describe the scene as chaotic.
A witness said, “Then we saw several tables (of people) start rushing out, and there was actually two employees behind them, ushering everybody out, saying ‘hey, there’s an active shooter, get out!’ because people were confused, they’re like, ‘is there a fire? What’s the siren about? Is there an accident?’ and they, the employees were very clear, they, they said, ‘there’s an active shooter, get up and go’. Uh, at one point one of the employees said, ‘we’re trying to get this disgruntled employee out in the front so that we can you know, cuff him and take him down.’ “
Law enforcement agencies are still looking to interview anyone who witnessed the shooting. Victims have not yet been identified.