Shooting at Milwaukee Molson Coors facility leaves at least 7 dead
A disgruntled former employee shot up a Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors Brewing Co. facility Wednesday, killing at least six others before turning the gun on himself, in one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history, according to reports.
Police were called to the scene just after 2 p.m., and minutes later employees at the brewery were alerted to the active shooter, who was in the massive factory’s Building 4, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The brewery was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, with employees sheltering in place and desperately trying to reach their loved ones who were outside the facility, the report said.
Schools in the area we also locked down, with parents who were on the way to pick up their children circling the block waiting for word that the coast was clear, according to the report.
The gunman had been fired earlier in the day, police sources told WBBM-TV. The shooter left the facility after being fired, returned with a silenced gun and opened fire, the report said.
“It is a horrible, horrible day for the employees here. It is a very rough day for anyone who is close to this situation,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at the scene at 4:30 p.m.
Police would not immediately confirm a shooting, but did initially warn the public to avoid the area, near North 35th Street and West Highland Boulevard — and described the scene as an “active situation,” according to a report by WISN-TV.
The unidentified gunman killed himself, according to the Sentinel, which cited fire officials’ radio dispatches. Police said just before 5 p.m. that there was no longer an active threat, according to reports.
SWAT officers were at the scene along with several other agencies including the FBI, according to the reports.
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