Bruce K. Pofahl was named as the 62-year-old gunman who opened fire at the Oneida Casino and Radisson Hotel and Conference Center near Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the evening of Saturday, May 1, 2020. Two people were killed, along with the gunman, and a third victim was seriously injured.
The suspect was a former employee who was fired earlier in 2021 and was barred from entering the property, Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain said Monday at a press conference.
The victims were identified as Ian J. Simpson, 35, Jacob T. Bartel, 32, and Daniel L. Mulligan, 28. Simpson and Bartle were killed and Mulligan is in serious, but stable condition at a Milwaukee hospital. All three victims worked at the casino.
Authorities said it was a “targeted event, not a random shooting. It was targeting a specific victim.” The target wasn’t there, so the gunman decided to shoot the target’s co-workers and friends, police said at a press conference.
The casino is run by the Oneida Nation and is located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, near Green Bay.
Here’s what you need to know about Bruce Pofahl:
1. The Shooting Happened at the Duck Creek Restaurant in the Radisson
Delain said at a press conference on Monday the shooting happened in the Duck Creek Restaurant located in the Radisson Hotel part of the Oneida Casino complex. There were about 100 people, including guests and employees, in the area where the shooting occurred, Delain said.
According to Delain, the gunman was armed with a 9mm handgun. He said they are investigating whether he legally owned the gun.
Delain said 75 law enforcement officers and fire and EMS personnel immediately responded from several local departments and agencies.
Delain said the shooting happened in an area open to the public. The suspect walked into an area where about 50 patrons were. According to police, the suspect shot two people inside the restaurant and then shot a third person outside. The shootings were over in 10 minutes or less, Delain said.
More video from the active situation at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay including scanner & witness audio. (🎥 via Green Bay Crime Reports/FB) pic.twitter.com/bigaaCtBqo
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Delain said officers formed teams to enter the building and locate the threat while others began providing first aid to the victims. “A contact team from the Green Bay …read more