By Shereen Siewert
UPDATED: Three people are dead and an one person was critically injured Saturday in a shooting at the Oneida Casino near Green Bay, officials confirm.
The suspected shooter is among the dead, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department. Police say he was targeting a worker at the restaurant inside the hotel connected to the casino. The shooting broke out at around 7:30 p.m.
Lt. Kevin Pawlak of the Brown County Sheriff’s Dept. said the suspect had a personal relationship with the person he was targeting. That person was not at the restaurant, so the suspect began shooting the intended target’s friends, Pawlak said.
No names have been released.
Police initially said the suspect was in custody but later said officers shot him outside the casino. At least one additional person was seriously injured.
Melinda J. Danforth, director of intergovernmental affairs for the Oneida Nation which operates the casino, had said late Saturday that as many as seven or eight people may have been hit, but she was unsure of the exact number.
See our earlier reporting on this developing story below.
UPDATED: Authorities say one person is in custody after a mass shooting at a Green Bay-area casino Saturday.
Oneida Nation officials report as many as seven people were possibly shot. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.
The gunfire broke out in a dining room at the Radisson Inn connected to the Oneida Casino
All Oneida Nation casinos are closed until further notice, officials said.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
Read the initial story, below.
Dozens of police vehicles surrounded the Oneida Casino near Austin Straubel Airport Saturday evening amid reports of an active shooter at the facility.
Officials with Oneida Nation have confirmed an active shooter situation at the casino, which is in Ashwaubenon.
Community members are asked to not go near the Main Casino on Highway 172. Eastbound lanes of the highway are closed as of 8:39 p.m.
Initial reports suggest at least three people have been shot. Several nearby fire departments and officials from at least three counties responded. Seven ambulances were at the scene.
This is a rapidly developing story that will be updated.