May 2, 2021

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles: (608) 266-0484

Statement on Oneida Casino Shooting

ASHWAUBENON– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement regarding last night’s shooting at the Oneida Casino: 

“As we are still learning more about the shooting at the Oneida Casino, one thing is clear: our community suffered a traumatic event last night. My heart goes out to those impacted by the shooting, to the Oneida Nation and to all of Northeast Wisconsin as we continue coping with this senseless violence. Those victims and families of those killed and injured will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

“I want to extend my gratitude to the law enforcement officers who were able to stop the suspect before more blood was shed. As we all await more information, I ask that everyone only follow trusted sources as the state Department of Justice and local law enforcement work to learn more.

“Finally, I want to encourage anyone who is emotionally impacted by last night’s events to please reach-out and talk to someone if you’re having trouble coping. Whether it’s a friend, family member, or helpline, sometimes we can’t process traumatic events alone, and we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help.”