Six people dead after shooting in Milwaukee

Members of the media gather outside of the Milller Coors corporate offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 26 February 2020. EPA-EFE/MATT MARTON

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A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Co brewing complex in Milwaukee on Wednesday, killing five employees before he was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot, the city’s police chief said.

No other people were injured in the violence, which erupted about 2 p.m. (2000 GMT) at the sprawling campus of more than 20 buildings, where over 1,000 workers are employed by the beer company in Wisconsin’s largest city, the chief said.

Hours later, law enforcement officers were still combing through each building in the complex to secure the facility, Morales said, adding the deceased gunman was believed to have acted alone.

At least five people killed in Milwaukee shooting
Police are seen near the Milller Coors campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. EPA-EFE/MATT MARTON

The suspect was described only as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man. Details about the circumstances of the shooting, including what may have precipitated the carnage, were not provided by authorities.

President Donald Trump, acknowledging the shooting as he opened a White House news conference about the coronavirus outbreak, referred to the gunman as a “wicked murderer” and called the gun violence “a terrible thing.”

 

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