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Five People and Gunman Dead After Shooting at Molson Coors Brewing Co.

Associated Press
Updated: February 26, 2020 06:54 PM

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says multiple people have been killed in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus.

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In a Wednesday evening update, authorities said they found the 51-year-old suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They also located five other adult victims, all of whom worked at Molson Coors.

Barrett called it “a horrible, horrible day for the employees here.” Gov. Tony Evers issued a statement, saying, "Our hearts go out to the families of those whose lives were senselessly taken today, all of the folks and workers at Molson Coors, and the entire Milwaukee community as we grapple with yet another act of gun violence that will have long-lasting consequences for this community and our state."

At 2:08 p.m. Milwaukee police responded to the report of a shooting at Molson Coors. They later called a “critical incident," asking people to stay away from the area. As of 4:45 p.m., they said there was no active threat.

It occurred at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities. At least 600 people work there. It's widely known in the Milwaukee area as “Miller Valley," a reference to the Miller Brewing Co. that is now part of Molson Coors.

WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Wednesday that a Molson Coors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings.

Company spokesman Martin Maloney said there was an “active situation” but didn't have any further details.

There was a heavy police presence in the area, along with fire trucks and ambulances.

Milwaukee police asked that people stay clear of the area and that no helicopters or drones be flown over the site for “officer safety purposes.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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