Editorial: Shooting spots

Patrons fled a Wisconsin casino after gunshots broke out Saturday evening, with one witness saying at least two people were shot. The attack happened around 7:30 pm at the Oneida Casino, operated by the Oneida Nation on the western side of Green Bay. Tribe spokeswoman Bobbi Webster said individuals had been shot, but she didn’t have information on how many or their conditions. Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted shortly before 10 pm that the scene is contained. There is no longer a threat to the community.

He gave no other details and an agency spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message. Green Bay police and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press they had no details on the casino incident. Jawad Yatim, a witness, said at least two people were 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.

Yatim said the shooting began in a casino restaurant. We got the hell out of there, thank God we’re OK, but obviously we wish the best for everybody who’s been shot, he said. Webster said the casino is connected to a large hotel and conference center, the Radisson, also owned by the Oneida Nation. Gambler Max Westphal said he was standing outside after being evacuated for what he thought was a minor issue. All of a sudden we hear a massive flurry of gunshots 20 to 30 gunshots for sure, Westphal told WBAY-TV. We took off running towards the highway … There had to have been 50 cop cars that came by on the highway. It was honestly insane. Gov Tony Evers issued a statement late Saturday saying he was devastated to hear about the shooting. The Oneida tribe’s reservation lies on the west side of the Green Bay area. Lately, incidents of shooting are on the rise and it is time for the administration to deal such things with an iron hand.

NT Bureau