Shooting At Molson Coors In Milwaukee started when a worker opened fire Wednesday afternoon, killing five employees before taking his own life, based on what the company’s chief executive officer and police stated.
A Molson Coors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings. Multiple local media citing unidentified sources reported fatalities at the scene, including the shooter.
The suspected shooter, a 51-year-old man from Milwaukee, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police Chief Alfonso Morales told reporters. Gavin Hattersley, Molson Coors president, and CEO stated the gunman was a brewery employee.
President Donald Trump called the shooter a “wicked murderer” and offered his “deepest condolences” to the victims and families. “Our hearts break for them and their loved ones,” Trump said reporters during a coronavirus briefing at the White House.
More than 1,000 people were working at the campus, comprised of corporate offices and two breweries when police started receiving reports of a shooting about 2:08 p.m. (local time), Morales said.
Officers arrived shortly after Shooting At Molson and they yelled that they were employees, and were escorted out of the brewery.”(I’ve) never seen anything like this,” said Chenoweth, who’s worked at the brewery for four decades.
The company did not identify the 51-year-old shooter but assumed he was an “active” employee at the sprawling facility. It did not provide details on a possible motive for the shooting or the identities of the victims, pending family notification.
However, All the people killed in Shooting At Molson are Molson Coors employees, and were found in the same building, police announced.”There are five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work. And 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,” Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday afternoon.
There was a heavy police presence in the area, along with fire trucks and ambulances. Live video showed an officer in body armor getting an assault rifle out of the car.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also arrived on the scene. The incident occurred at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities. At least 600 people work at the complex.
The first text indicated there was an active shooter in or near “South Packaging, building 4 2nd floor stairwell.”Multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies — including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives — rushed to the scene.
Molson Coors became the parent company of MillerCoors in 2016. Last year, Molson Coors announced it was retiring the MillerCoors name as part of a reorganization.
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.”
Certainly, James Boyles told that his wife, Lasonya Ragdales, works at Molson Coors in the claims department. She was texting from inside the building and told her husband that there was an active shooter and she was locked in a room with a bunch of co-workers, the Journal Sentinel reported.