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Oneida Casino Gunman Can't Find Target, Kills Anyway

Gunman is dead, along with 2 others
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2021 5:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack, per the AP. Brown County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at. “He was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he decided to still shoot some of the victim's friends or co-workers, it appears,” Pawlak said. Neither the gunman nor the shooting victims were immediately identified. Pawlak wasn’t sure if the shooter was a former employee of the restaurant, but said “it appears there’s some relationship that had to do with employment." The wounded person was being treated at a Milwaukee hospital, Pawlak said.

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The attack happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Casino, operated by the Oneida Nation. Jawad Yatim, a witness, said he saw at least two people shot. “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.” Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10 p.m. that the scene was “contained. There is no longer a threat to the community.” Pawlak said authorities called for a “tactical alert” after receiving the report of an active shooter. That “brings every agency from around the area to the casino, to the Radisson,” he said of the large law enforcement presence. Gov. Tony Evers issued a statement late Saturday saying he was “devastated” to hear about the shooting.
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