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Oneida Casino evacuated after killing two victims by a shooter from a Wisconsin hotel

Date posted: May 1, 2021, 11:05 a.m.

Last Updated: May 1, 2021 11:36 a.m.

Ed Silverstein

Two people were shot and at least one was seriously injured in a shootout at a restaurant at the Radisson Inn Hotel adjacent to Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon, Wisc. Saturday night, local police said. In addition, the shooter was killed by the police at the scene.

The casino was evacuated
Two armed police officers stand guard after a shootout at a hotel near Oneida Casino in Wisconsin. Two victims were killed. (Photo: Tami Brown / WLUK )

The photos were intended for one person. But he was not present, so the shooter shot friends or associates of the intended victim who were in the restaurant, local police said.

A seriously injured person was taken to hospital. Doctors treated the victim on Saturday night.

Oneida Casino is a tribal gaming estate near Green Bay. It is operated by Oneida Nation.

The casino and Radisson Hotel were evacuated after the gunfire. In a tweet, casino officials asked the public to avoid this area because of the "active shooter".

Currently, there is an active shooter in Oneida Casino. Several law enforcement agencies are working to secure the location. Please stay away from the main casino on Hwy 172. We will post information as it becomes available.

- Oneida Casino (@OneidaCasino) May 2, 2021

Police and other law enforcement rushed to the casino and hotel around 7.30am on Saturday Central Time, according to Green Bay Press Gazette , local newspaper.

The witnesses provided shocking details. Max Westphal of Brownsville, Wisc. He said Press Gazette that he was playing blackjack at the casino on Saturday night when the evacuation order was announced.

Suddenly, a powerful series of shots. Between and 30 shots, ”said Westphal Press the Gazette . "There was only gunpowder outside."

Westphal added that others around him were fleeing the area.

"Suddenly we hear a massive series of gunshots - 20-30 shots for sure," Westphal WBAY, the local TV station, continued.

“We headed towards the highway…. There must have been 50 police cars on the freeway. It was really crazy. "

Attacker shot aggressively, says the witness

Jawad Yatim, who has been described by WLUK - another local TV station - as having witnessed a shooting in a restaurant, told the Associated Press that at least two people had been shot.

I know two for sure, because it happened right next to us, literally right next to us, ”said Yatim. "But he was shooting quite aggressively in the building, so I wouldn't doubt he hit other people."

"We got away from there, thank God, it's fine, but of course we wish all the best to everyone who got shot," he said.

Taylor Schroeder was in the bingo hall at the casino complex. Schroeder said players were banned first and players were given little detail, it said Press Gazette . They continued playing bingo and about 45 minutes later they were evacuated from the hall, he said Press newspaper .

Schroeder saw numerous fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars at the scene.

I'm just glad we were able to evacuate so efficiently and quickly, Shroeder said Press Gazette .

Melinda J. Danforth, director of intergovernmental affairs at Oneida Nation, was quoted by NBC News that "crowd control is a problem for us because people try to see what's going on."

A reunification center has been established at Bellin Health's Ashwaubenon facility, according to local news reports.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted Saturday night: “The Oneida Casino scene… is included. The community is no longer at risk. " He did not provide specific information about the shootings.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers also tweeted that he was "devastated" by the "tragedy".

Earlier photos

Nationwide American casinos and adjacent areas have been the scene of several shootouts in recent years.

Most notable was October 1, 2017 when Stephen Paddock shot the crowd at the Las Vegas Strip Music Festival. He was at 32 n / a - an upstairs suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

This led to many killed and several hundred wounded. Later, Paddock was found dead in his hotel room.

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