Police: Gunman killed 5 at Milwaukee brewery complex
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they have cleared out more than 20 buildings at one of the nation’s largest breweries after a gunman killed five employees there.
Authorities identified the assailant who attacked the Molson Coors complex on Wednesday as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who worked there.
Police say he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooting occurred at a sprawling facility that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities.
More than 1,000 people work there.
By late evening, all employees had been sent home.
Executives planned to close the complex for a time.
Police say the gunman who opened fire at Milwaukee’s Molson Coors brewery complex killed five people before taking his own life.
Police identified the gunman as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man.
The shooting occurred Wednesday at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities. At least 600 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.
CBS News is also reporting the alleged shooter was fired earlier in the day, returned to work and gained access using a stolen employee badge.
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says multiple people have been killed in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus. Barrett did not give an exact number of people killed in Wednesday’s shooting. He called it “a horrible, horrible day for the employees here.”
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