Oneida Casino shooting: Three killed in 'targeted' shooting in Wisconsin hotel, gunman shot dead
Sheriff's officials believe the shooter had 'ties to the Oneida Casino from an employment status'
Correction: This article mistakenly stated Arthur Raymond (Ray) Halbritter ran Oneida Casino. The error has been corrected.
ASHWAUBENON: WISCONSIN: Green Bay police said two people were fatally shot in a targeted attack at a Wisconsin casino on Saturday night. The gunman was also killed and one person was seriously injured, police said. Earlier, an active shooting situation was reported in the area of the Oneida Casino and Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.
"There is currently an active shooter situation at the Oneida Casino. Several Law Enforcement agencies are working to secure the location. Please do not go near the Main Casino on Hwy 172. We'll post information as it becomes available," Oneida Casino tweeted on May 1. Brown County Sheriff's Office says law enforcement officials killed the shooter. Because many agencies responded, it is not clear which officers were involved in the shooting. The surviving victim was airlifted to a hospital in the Milwaukee area. Investigators believe the shooter had "ties to the Oneida Casino from an employment status." Sheriff's officials have said that the person the shooter targeted was not at the casino, but he then shot people believed to be friends or acquaintances of the intended target.
There is currently an active shooter situation at the Oneida Casino. Several Law Enforcement agencies are working to secure the location. Please do not go near the Main Casino on Hwy 172. We'll post information as it becomes available.— Oneida Casino (@OneidaCasino) May 2, 2021
It was reported dozens of police cars had raced to the casino in Ashwaubenon, across Highway 172 from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Witnesses allegedly heard rapid-fired shots and officers were spotted drawing their weapons as they entered the casino on Saturday evening.
A tribal official said multiple people were struck in the gunfire that broke out in a dining room at the Radisson Inn connected to the Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, just outside Green Bay.
In the footage taken from the casino car park, people can be seen running away from the building as officers with their arms arrive. All available medics were dispatched from local counties Shawno, Outagamie and Kewaunee. A few minutes later the Oneida Casino updated their statement to say a suspect had been arrested. The Casino's official Twitter handle later posted, "UPDATE: All Oneida Casino locations will be closed until further notice. We will post additional information as it becomes available."
UPDATE:— Oneida Casino (@OneidaCasino) May 2, 2021
All Oneida Casino locations will be closed until further notice. We will post additional information as it becomes available.
Quinn Heintz told FOX 11 he and his mother had gone to the casino to play bingo. "We literally just pulled into the parking lot and got out, and we could hear the gunshots, and everybody started running at us," he said. "We didn't know what was really going on, so we started heading back to the car and then probably 15, 20 seconds later, we heard about 15 more gunshots and then cops started coming in from everywhere."