UPDATED: 7:20 p.m. PT — The gunman was a disgruntled 51-year-old employee who died by suicide. His victims were all employees at the plant.
At least six people were killed, including the suspected gunman, in a shooting spree Wednesday afternoon at the Milwaukee headquarters of Molson Coors.
Police were notified about the shooting just after 2 p.m. local time. Shortly after, employees were alerted via email that there was an active shooting in or near a second-floor stairwell in a building at the brewery complex.
Two hours later, police were still asking the public to stay out of the area, calling it an active scene with the brewery on lock-down.
Alderman Russell Stamper, whose district includes the Molson Coors plant, issued a statement that said, “The vile and heinous deadly violence that was perpetrated at the brewery complex today has no place in our society and makes no sense. The cold disregard for human lives and the lack of value for human life that was shown must be categorically denounced across Milwaukee, across Wisconsin and throughout our nation.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
- Another day, another mass shooting in America.
- Perhaps this tragic incident will bring the discussion about gun violence to the forefront of the presidential race.
- Despite this tragedy, we must protect the right to bear arms.