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Shooter opens fire at Wisconsin casino, hitting 7 people

Seven people were shot dead at the Oneida casino near Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night, and a suspect is in custody, police told the local CBS station.

Panicked customers were pictured fleeing outside.

Witnesses reported hearing at least two gunshots and then around 50 gunshots after police arrived at the scene, Fox News WBAY-TV’s Emily Matesic reported.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence.

Oneida Nation spokesman Bobbi Webster told FOX-TV 11 earlier that agents were at the scene and law enforcement from several agencies were working to secure the area.

She had no information on the people shot or their conditions.

Webster said people were being evacuated from the casino and nearby locations.

The casino is owned by the Oneida nation of India.

Witnesses told WLUK-TV that the gunfire sparked chaos and that people were “running for their lives,” CNN reported.

“At first we didn’t know what to expect,” said witness Dylan Luehring de Mayville. When we “saw the cop running over there with an AR-15, we knew it was getting pretty serious.”

This is a developing story. Please come back for updated information.


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