Seven people are injured in mass shooting at Wisconsin casino before police arrest suspected gunman
- Police swarmed the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday after a gunman went on a shooting rampage
- An official Twitter account at the Casino warned of an ‘active shooter situation’ just after 9pm on Saturday night
- The casino later said seven people had been injured and the suspect was in custody
- The casino later said all Oneida Casino locations would be closed until further notice
Police swarmed the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday evening after a gunman went on a shooting rampage leaving seven people wounded.
The casino warned of an ‘active shooter situation’ in a Tweet posted at 9:18pm and told people to stay away from the area. The casino later said the suspect was in custody.
Fox 11 reported dozens of police cars had raced to the casino in Ashwaubenon, across Highway 172 from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.
Witnesses reportedly heard rapid fired shots and officers were spotted drawing their weapons as they entered the casino on Saturday evening.
There was no information immediately available on any possible fatalities, the severity of injuries, or details about the shooter.
The Oneida Casino Tweeted a warning to stay away after an active shooter was on the loose
The Oneida Casino in Green Bay Wisconsin later confirmed a suspect was in custody
Footage taken from the casino carpark shows people appearing to run away from the building as officers with their arms drawn arrive.
‘There is currently an active shooter situation at the Oneida Casino,’ it Tweeted.
‘Several Law Enforcement agencies are working to secure the location. Please do not go near the Main Casino on Hwy 172.’
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.
‘Shooter is in custody. Seven people shot. Authorities are currently working to clear out the casino. Multiple law enforcement agencies on scene’
At 9:51pm, the casino issued another statement to say all Oneida Casino locations would be closed until further notice.
On its website, the Oneida Nation says it is originally from upstate New York. It lost says it lost nearly 5 million acres of its homelands and its people later relocated to Wisconsin.