Three people were killed, including a suspected gunman, on Saturday night after opening fire at the Oneida casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin, authorities said.
The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. ET Saturday night at a property operated by the Oneida Nation tribe in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.
The suspect was seeking out a restaurant worker he knew inside the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center which is tied to the casino, but the person wasn’t there, said Lt. Kevin Pawlak of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
After realizing the intended target wasn’t present, the gunman shot and killed two people in the restaurant, wounding at least six others. He was slain by police shorty after the start of the incident, according to reports.
Jawad Yatim, who witnessed the shooting, told the Associated Press he saw everything happen rapidly.
“I know for sure two, because it happened right next to us, literally right next to us,” Yatim said. “But he was shooting pretty aggressively in the building, so I wouldn’t doubt him hitting other people.”
One person was “seriously injured” and sent to a Milwaukee hospital for treatment, Pawlak said.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in statement that he and his wife were “devastated” to receive news about the shooting. “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.
This marks the 179th mass shooting in the U.S. so far in 2021. Also, the third in the state of Wisconsin since the start of the year.