Gunman, Five Victims Dead At Milwaukee Brewery Complex: Police

WBBM Newsradio Staff
February 26, 2020 - 4:08 pm
Milwaukee Shooting

This image provided by WISN-TV, police respond to a possible shooting at the MillerCoors campus in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Wednesday that a MillerCoors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings. MillerCoors public relations confirmed to WISN that there was an incident. (WISN-TV via AP)

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Five people were killed at a Milwaukee brewery campus Wednesday, the apparent victims of a gunman who also was found dead at the scene, police said.

Milwaukee police swarmed Molson Coors Brewing Co. upon reports of a disturbance around 2 p.m. They found a 51-year-old employee dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and authorities also found five co-worker he had killed, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

"This is a tragic day for our city, this is a tragic day for our state," Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters Wednesday evening, hours after the first reports broke about the workplace shooting at a complex known as "Miller Valley" -- a reference to Miller Brewing, which became part of Molson Coors.

Authorities were not releasing the identities of the victims Wednesday, Morales said. More than 1,000 employees work for the company, he said.

Barrett expressed grief for the families of the shooting victims, who went to work Wednesday like any other day.

"They thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn't, and tragically, they never will," the mayor said.