UPDATE: 5 people killed in Molson Coors shooting

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTMJ,AP) -- Police say the gunman who opened fire at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee killed five employees before taking his own life. Police identified the assailant who attacked the Molson Coors complex as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who worked there.

The shooting occurred Wednesday at a sprawling facility that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities.

More than 1,000 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.

"It is a tragedy for Milwaukee yes but is a tragedy for the entire state of Wisconsin," said Governor Tony Evers.

"It's a terrible thing, terrible thing. So our hearts go out to the people of Wisconsin and to the families," said President Donald Trump.



MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTMJ) -- “It is a horrible, horrible day,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett after a reported deadly mass shooting.

A former employee of Molson Coors reportedly killed five people at the Miller Valley complex in Milwaukee, then apparently took his own life in the first mass murder in metropolitan Milwaukee since 2012.

“Officers located the suspect, a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound. We have located five additional deceased adult victims. The victims all work at Molson Coors,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.

No other individuals were found injured.

He said the investigation was ongoing with more than 20 buildings to cover in the Miller Valley complex.

Another update is expected at 9 p.m. Wednesday.



MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTMJ) --A reported deadly mass shooting at the Molson Coors complex in Miller Valley has led to a large Milwaukee Police presence with possibly more than 100 law enforcement vehicles in total on scene.

The Milwaukee Police Department says six people are dead, including the suspected shooter.

A police source says the suspect who died is a former employee of Molson Coors, the parent company of Miller Brewing.

Police are searching for other potential suspects.

No victims have been brought to Froedtert Hospital, according to Rebecca Klopf of TMJ4 News.

The Molson Coors complex was placed on lockdown. Employees were notified by text message and e-mail about the incident.

More than a dozen police cars were located on State Street outside of part of Miller Valley as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A tactical vehicle was being seen headed into the area at a high rate of speed on Highland Boulevard.

Armed officers were seen running west on State Street.

As of 3:15 p.m., numerous officers were found on the roof of one of the Miller Valley buildings.

Numerous paramedics were being seen leaving the area at about 2:45 p.m.

FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Milwaukee County Sheriff and Marquette University Police vehicles were also on scene.

A large, multi-block perimeter was being set up in the area. Ramps from Highway 175 to State Street were closed.

Harley-Davidson, which borders the Molson Coors complex, the Wisconsin Humane Society and Marquette University High School, a few blocks from the scene, had been among the locations on lockdown.

As of 4:05 p.m., Harley-Davidson’s lockdown had been lifted.

Numerous executives were in Houston for a distributor conference, but have headed back to Milwaukee.

Countless loved ones spent Wednesday in worry after the incident.


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTMJ)--A large Milwaukee Police presence has headed to the MillerCoors complex on the city’s near west side for what they call a “critical incident” which may be an active shooter situation.

A police source tells Newsradio WTMJ that multiple people may have been injured.

More than a dozen police cars were located on State Street outside of part of the Miller Brewery as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Armed officers were seen running west on State Street.

Numerous paramedics were being seen leaving the area at about 2:45 p.m.

Milwaukee County Sheriff and Marquette University Police vehicles were also on scene.